RFC: .pc meta package

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at metux.de
Fri May 6 12:37:21 PDT 2011

Hi folks,

I'm still encountering a lot of packages which still don't provide
.pc files (and upstreams often dont see the need for that :().
So instead of continuing to maintain dozens of workarounds for
certain package's selfmade lookup (more precisely: wide-guessing)
mechanisms, I'd prefer to create an metapackage that just scans
for certain installed packages that dont have .pc files yet and
creates them into some separate directly that gets the lowest
priority in pkg-config's search path (so they dont conflict when
some upstream adds .pc files later).

What you think about this idea ?

 Enrico Weigelt, metux IT service -- http://www.metux.de/

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