how should .pc files be configured for "static only" builds?

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at
Wed May 21 09:45:09 PDT 2014

It's come to my attention the following conundrum:

in my own words, it seems impossible to know if, when calling
pkg-config, the library was compiled statically or dynamically" (so
you don't know whether to call pkg-config --static or not).

Has there been any improvement/progress on this as of late?

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