[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[bug-libunistring] [bug #53717] Workflows that rely on pkgconfig are unh

From: Dan Kegel
Subject: [bug-libunistring] [bug #53717] Workflows that rely on pkgconfig are unhappy with libunistring's lack of .pc file
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:16:37 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_4) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/63.0.3239.108 Safari/537.36

Follow-up Comment #2, bug #53717 (project libunistring):

Two notes:

- 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


Reply to this item at:


  Message sent via/by Savannah

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]