pkg-config and rpm relocations

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at
Fri Aug 13 22:56:09 PDT 2010

]] Enrico Weigelt 

| * Kevin Fox <Kevin.Fox at> schrieb:
| Hi,
| > Its a chicken and the egg problem. Its hard to get shared libraries
| > relocatable because the build system gets in the way. The build system
| > guys don't want to make the build system handle it well because few
| > shared library properly support it.
| actually, I don't see any valid reason for relocatable libraries at all
| (besides, perhaps, broken-by-design OS'es like Windoze, which still 
| stick in concepts obsoleted by decades, like CP/CMS'es drive letters
| from 1967 ...)

It's useful for people distributing binaries that don't install to a
known prefix.  Think of how people are doing it with disk images on mac
os x for instance, and similarly how 0install
( and similar projects work.

Tollef Fog Heen
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