pkg-config search path

Havoc Pennington hp at
Mon Sep 22 19:40:37 EEST 2003


I think the right solution is probably to add a config file similar to that lists pkg-config search dirs, and ship it by default
with X11R6 in there.

I've entertained the option of searching the system library path before;
some issues are:

 - I'm not sure how complicated it is to reconstruct this path
     using LD_LIBRARY_PATH,, etc.
 - I'm not sure how much of LD_LIBRARY_PATH/ is 
     at all portable/standard and kind of suspect the answer 
     is "none of it"
 - Owen has raised the issue of arch-independent .pc files 
     in datadir


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