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Re: pkg-config support

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: pkg-config support
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 09:59:16 +0100
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Hi,
> Pkg-config support has been requested several times [0, 1], and I think
> time has come to add it.  :-)  Marius once postponed it considering it
> undesirable to maintain two configuration mechanisms [2], but I think
> the maintenance overhead is really negligible.

Agreed, this is a nice addition.

> Several patches [3, 4] have been posted and this one is vaguely based on
> the one by Aaron VanDevender [4].  The rationale for doing it in
> Automake rather than through `AC_CONFIG_FILES' is that `$pkgdatadir' is
> not available in the latter.

But $pkgdatadir is always ${datadir}/guile.  So, in my view, better to
rely on this and use AC_CONFIG_FILES, instead of introducing the sed
dependency and incantation in

>  I'm not sure whether that should be
> `guile.pc' or `guile-1.8.pc'.  We can probably go for `guile.pc' and
> change the name in future versions if need be.

I'd vote for guile-1.8.pc now.

> The patch also reinstates `autoconf.texi', which was not included by
> `guile.texi', and adds a few lines of (obvious) documentation.



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