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Re: Libtool and Pkg-Config

From: Havoc Pennington
Subject: Re: Libtool and Pkg-Config
Date: 22 Apr 2001 15:36:53 -0400
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Eric Lemings <address@hidden> writes:
> Well I for one was unaware of the PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable.  If that is true
> however, how are client packages supposed to know where their .pc files are
> supposed to be installed if this variable can be changed?  Right now, I think 
> most
> assume that its ${libdir}/pkgconfig.

It is libdir/pkgconfig. The issue is that it's the installed app's
libdir, not the libdir used for installing pkgconfig itself. So
pkgconfig needs to potentially scan lots of these dirs.

e.g. I install GTK to /home/hp/unst on one system, so I add
/home/hp/unst/lib/pkgconfig to my PKG_CONFIG_PATH.


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