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/
> 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
> 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