using pkg-config for dynamic release packaging

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at
Wed Aug 11 00:11:38 PDT 2010

* Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at> schrieb:

> Fedora uses this patch for generating rpm Requires/Provides from .pc files.

I really doubt that this will be of great use, since the dist 
buildsystem needs to know the deps, _before_ it can even attempt
to build the package (and so the .pc file we would query), to 
set up the build environment (sysroot image, etc).

It would be a totally different issue if there was a canonical
dependency declaration (eg. a file within the sourcetree),
which would also has to respect feature switches and target
specific deps, use globally canonical namespaces, etc, etc.

IOW: autopackage ;-p

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