pkg-config 0.25 released

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at
Fri May 28 09:15:27 PDT 2010

Hi all,

as you probably noticed, pkg-config 0.24 broke quite a bit of the world,
unintentionally, so here is 0.25 which should fix the breakage again.

The changes are:

 - 0.24 included a too strict whitespace/shell metacharacter filter
   leading to some legal characters like = and : being escaped in the
   output.  This has been fixed.
 - when building with newer and external libpopt, it would be confused
   over being asked to split an empty string, leading to errors with
   packages that included empty fields in their .pc files.
 - Make the COPYING file explicitly GPLv2.  The COPYING file in 0.24
   was inadvertently GPLv3 rather than the correct GPLv2.
 - Minor changes to documentation

pkg-config can be downloaded from

Tollef Fog Heen
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