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Re: cross-compilation and proprietary pkg-config replacements (pcre-conf

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: cross-compilation and proprietary pkg-config replacements (pcre-config, pcap-config, etc)
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:00:20 -0400
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On Sun 17 Aug 2014 18:50:54 Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Aug 2014, Wookey wrote:
> > It's not really "en vogue", it's historic: many of the things that
> > have their own *-config scripts are sufficiently old that they
> > pre-date pkg-config so are not doing this just to be annoying. At the
> > time they didn't have much choice.
> Sometimes it is also done because not every system will have
> pkg-config, or the one which exists is not well maintained.  It can be
> done in addition to supporting pkg-config.

so build+install a pkg-config ?  there are simple replacements that don't 
require any external libs like:

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