gtk lib rename.

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Mar 2 13:40:40 PST 2006

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 10:25:56PM +0100, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> > Why do you need to parse them when:
> > 
> > 	pkg-config --cflags package
> > and	pkg-config --libs package
> > 
> > will do it for you?  That's the whole point of those .pc files
> No, 
> Multiple reasons:


> Of course all this email wordplay is fun (I of course know I have a not
> entirely standard port, and have practiced such discussions a lot over the
> years), but I'm still wondering why there is no sane grace period of say an
> year with a couple of symlinks? It would save a lot of people a lot of
> trouble, having to fix the ports at breakneck speed, decrease all breakage
> with a magnitude, simply because a lot more systems will be up to speed in
> an year etc.

If you refuse to use the standard pkg-config method set up by the
authors of the software (note: not FreeBSD), any problems that result
are your own concern.


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