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Re: [PATCH] added pkgconfig support for popt

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Fri 24 Jul 2009 - 18:30:36 CEST
Message-id: <035F3264-D725-40D2-A1B9-1D128C7B19A5@mac.com>

On Jul 24, 2009, at 11:03 AM, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:

> Only true if you install POPT into standard system locations. But if I
> install POPT with --includedir=/usr/include/popt --libdir=/usr/lib/ 
> popt
> the pkg-config file still allows me to build and link against POPT
> without having to know its particular install locations (assuming that
> at least the popt.pc is in a standard location or at least in the
> PKG_CONFIG_PATH -- or whatever the name of this variable is). So, yes
> and no, it can be considered a little bit overkill for POPT, but in
> general it is already useful just because it encapsulates/remembers  
> the
> install locations.

Point taken. Good, there's a usage case at least. There's so
much fussing with popt for little known purpose.

73 de Jeff
Received on Fri Jul 24 18:31:05 2009
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