Find a package, but not process it

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Tue Sep 4 05:31:50 PDT 2012

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 2:39 PM, lin q <linq936 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed a software called quikfix on my Linux system, since I
> do not have root access, I installed it outside normal root
> directories like /usr. I set PKG_CONFIG_PATH pointing to the directory
> having .pc file in it. But when I run pkgconfig, it says the package
> is not recognized.

What do you mean by this? What command are you running that's failing?

> is not recognized. I then run it with --debug  --list-all, I found
> that pkgconfig does find the package since I see the following:
> Scanning directory '/tools/quickfix/quickfix-1.13.3/lib/pkgconfig'
> Ignoring file '..' in search directory; not a .pc file
> File 'quickfix.pc' appears to be a .pc file
> Will find package 'quickfix' in file
> '/tools/quickfix/quickfix-1.13.3/lib/pkgconfig/quickfix.pc'
> But that is all I can see the mentioning of quickfix, seems to me, if
> everything is right, later on there should be printout indicating the
> .pc file is being parsed, but I do not see that.

Can you attach the quickfix.pc file? Also, can you attach the output
of something like "pkg-config --modversion quickfix"?


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