General binary packages issue: pkg-config *.pc has hadcodedbase directory

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat May 8 17:17:58 PDT 2004

On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 03:05:29AM +0300, Kyryll A Mirnenko wrote:
> > >   I use two harddrives & have to split the packages I install between
> > > them, so I has 2 default installation bases (/usr/local & /usr/X11R6) and
> > > one more for the 2nd drive: /usr2 . I found all packages contain
> > > pkg-config congifs (*.pc) hardcoded to package default location, not to
> > > the one specified with -p option to pkg-add
> >
> > Yes, it's set at compile time and cannot be changed at install time.  -p
> > is not generally useful for this reason.  In your situation you need to
> > use ports instead or make a symlink.
> >
> > Kris
>  Yeah, I do understand -p won't help (my HDDs're covered with heavy 
> cross-symlinks net), but my idea is that port-compilers should deal with this 
> to make *.pc paths being configured at install time

This is not a current goal of the Ports Collection.  If you are
interested, please feel free to work on it and submit patches as time

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