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Re: Should configure fail if pkg-config fails?

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: Should configure fail if pkg-config fails?
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:15:26 -0500

2012/1/24 Paul Eggert <address@hidden>:
> On 01/24/2012 02:42 PM, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
>> pkg-config produced an error message to stderrr and exited
>> with nonzero status
> Which invocation of pkg-config was it, exactly?
> What arguments were passed to pkg-config?

pkg-config --cflags --libs gtk+-2.0

> What was the diagnostic message?

Package pixman-1 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `pixman-1.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
Package 'pixman-1', required by 'cairo', not found

> and the exit status?


> 'configure' can't simply exit whenever pkg-config returns
> a nonzero exit status; sometimes pkg-config is *supposed*
> to return a nonzero exit status.

No, but it shouldn't assume that GTK+ is working correctly if
pkg-config returns nonzero exit status.

- Jordi G. H.

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