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Re: pkg-config required on OSX, why?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: pkg-config required on OSX, why?
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 11:52:30 -0400
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> It does strike me, though, that this new requirement to have pkg-config
> installed (and in the same place that automake is installed)
> is a pain. I ran afoul of it myself not five minutes ago, since I use my own
> automake.  I'm inclined to have us copy pkg.m4 into m4, using a new tool
> (admin/merge-pkg-config, say).  That way, someone can periodically upgrade
> to the latest pkg.m4 manually, and the rest of us won't have to worry about
> having pkg-config installed correctly.

Please do that.  Building from Bazaar (or Git) is an important use case.

        Stefan "who sees the case of building from a tarball as the exception
                rather than the rule"

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