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[bug-libunistring] [bug #53717] Workflows that rely on pkgconfig are unh
[bug-libunistring] [bug #53717] Workflows that rely on pkgconfig are unhappy with libunistring's lack of .pc file
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:16:37 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #2, bug #53717 (project libunistring):
- try searching for pkg-config instead, it's usually spelled that way. Still
a small number of hits, but not as small.
- Don't forget gnome/gstreamer's meson. It's just getting started, but I
recently submitted a patch to add cmake support for building an open source
project, but they said "Wait, aren't all the cool kids going to meson instead
of cmake?" and merged a meson build configuration instead.
And fwiw it appears that meson likes pkgconfig, see
For the people who do rely on pkg-config, supporting it would be a blessing.
I understand you want to avoid that because pkg-config is less than perfect,
but I assure you it's still very useful.
My cmake projects use pkg-config exclusively to find dependencies; it's far
easier for me than using cmake's native stuff. (cmake suffers from "magical
alien software syndrome"; a lot of their documentation is completely
unintelligible to me because it is so, so different from standard unix/linux
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