ports/69093: [patch] devel/pkgconfig does not search for .pc files in libdir/pkgconfig

Pav Lucistnik pav at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jul 15 08:30:23 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR ports/69093; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Pav Lucistnik <pav at FreeBSD.org>
To: Konstantin Oznobihin <bork at rsu.ru>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: ports/69093: [patch] devel/pkgconfig does not search for .pc
	files in libdir/pkgconfig
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 17:20:30 +0200

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 V =E8t, 15. 07. 2004 v 17:09, Konstantin Oznobihin p=ED=B9e:
 > > > Well, it is the /usr/ports/devel/pkgconfig
 > >=20
 > > I see. pkg-config is already checking /usr/local/libdata/pkgconfig/*.pc=
 > > /usr/X11R6/libdata/pkgconfig/*.pc and ${PREFIX}/libdata/pkgconfig/*.pc
 > >=20
 > > If there is some port that installs *.pc files somewhere else, like to
 > > ${PREFIX}/lib/pkgconfig, it's the other port what must be fixed, not
 > > pkg-config.
 > pkg-config checks libdata/pkgconfig instead of lib/pkgconfig due to
 > patches in the current devel/pkgconfig port, only this patches requires
 > other ported software (which depends on pkgconfig) to use libdata
 > instead of lib. IMHO, it is bug in port of pkgconfig not in other ports.
 Depends on point of view. You call it a bug, we call it a feature. It
 was deliberately added to our port of pkgconfig three years ago. It cost
 us a lot of effort to keep up with it since. It help pkgconfig to
 conform to FreeBSD hierarchy rules, which say "only shared binary files
 under lib/, indirectly executed binaries under libexec/, non-executable
 stuff under libdata/". I'm not sure we want to drop this feature, taking
 the effort we put into it in past.
 Pav Lucistnik <pav at oook.cz>
               <pav at FreeBSD.org>
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 and come straight back up again.
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