pkg-config v0.26 released

LRN lrn1986 at
Mon May 16 09:07:33 PDT 2011

On 16.05.2011 19:48, James McKenzie wrote:
> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 8:09 AM, LRN<lrn1986 at>  wrote:
>> On 16.05.2011 18:31, James McKenzie wrote:
>>> On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 8:58 PM, Tollef Fog Heen<tfheen at>    wrote:
>>>> ]] "Daniel Macks"
>>>> | Well sure, if you want a glib/gio that has no dbus support, something
>>>> | that until today would automatically be built, and with a certain pcre
>>>> | model that user might not want.
>>>> Yes, and I think that's fine for bootstrapping.
>>> However, if I want to build pkg-config without building glib2 (like on
>>> my Mac for instance) why should I be forced to build glib2?  Again,
>>> all I require is a CLI version of pkg-config and that is what I SHOULD
>>> BE ABLE TO GET.  Got the picture?
>> You are forced to build glib2 because pkg-config DEPENDS ON GLIB. Got the
>> picture?
> Ok.  Explain the circular dependency issue a little better then.
> If it needs a full
> blown glib2 installation,
It does.
>   then we have a major problem because glib2
> does and has for some time depended on a fully installed pkg-config.
It doesn't. It can, optionally, use pkg-config, but can do without it 
(you might need to call glib configure script with a couple of 
environment variables set to help it locate the libraries, but that is 
not something out of ordinary).

> Again, this issue is:  How much of glib2 does pkg-config need?
It is much needed.

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