[systemd-devel] libcap .pc file
lennart at poettering.net
Fri Feb 14 03:48:27 PST 2014
On Fri, 27.12.13 23:12, Thomas H.P. Andersen (phomes at gmail.com) wrote:
> Just a heads up that libcap now includes a pc file in version 2.23.
> (The commit message gives me way more credit than I deserve. Bryan
> Kadzban did all the work. I just herded cats)
> This makes the "Minimal Builds" page on the wiki out of date. It says:
> "Note that the .pc file trick mentioned above currently doesn't work
> for libcap, since libcap doesn't provide a .pc file. We invite you to
> go ahead and post a patch to libcap upstream to get this corrected.
> We'll happily change our build system to look for that .pc file then."
> The page also says that dbus is a build time dependency which is of
> course not true any more.
> I guess it is too early to change both build system and wiki?
Regarding dbus: We should probably wait until we actually released a
version where dbus is no longer a dependency. Currently this is only in
And regarding libcap: we should probably wait until the .pc file showed
up in a distro or two (in fedora rawhide preferably, since that would be
the most practical for me ;-)), and then we should change our configure
code to make use of it instead of looking manually for the library.
Lennart Poettering, Red Hat
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