[Xcb] toying XCB

Bart Massey bart@cs.pdx.edu
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 10:05:07 -0800

In some ways, I'd like to see /usr/X11R6 die.  In some ways
it's nice: I switch X bits all the time, and it is nice to
be able to move them out of the way with 1 command.

More on-topic :-), pkgconfig right now looks in
/usr/lib/pkgconfig and /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig by default.
The quick fix is just to add /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig to its
default search path.  (Making folks set their pkgconfig
environment variable as a normal part of operation is
hopeless IMHO.)  A better fix would be to make pkgconfig do
what fontconfig already does: dig around the system for
pkgconfig directories and add whatever it can find.

One could also do as (I think) you suggested and make the
autotools know that the pkgconfig directory for X stuff is
not in $(prefix), but rather in $(pkgconfigprefix).  This is
a pain to implement AFAIK, and given the benefit, I still
prefer my solution of sticking in a symlink for now :-).


In message <16306.15368.672293.867423@scream.east.isi.edu> you wrote:
> On Nov 11, Bart Massey wrote:
>  > In message <3FB12859.3000100@wanadoo.fr> you wrote:
>  > > The place of xcb.pc is wrong, I modified it by hand:
>  > > mv /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xcb.pc /usr/lib/pkgconfig/
>  > > rmdir /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig
>  > 
>  > We've been chatting about pkgconfig locations.  I suggest
>  > putting a symlink from /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig to the std
>  > pkgconfig location (usually /usr/lib/pkgconfig).
> It seems that the standard thing to do is to let the lib/pkgconfig
> directory follow the prefix. This seems like the most sane solution to
> me.
> It may be appropriate to modify pkgconfig itself slightly to make it
> easier to use in situations like this, (there was some recent
> discussion about this on the xdg-list at freedesktop.org).
> Rather than a symlink here, wouldn't it be much easier to just use a
> more conventional prefix for everything, like maybe /usr ?
> -Carl (who would be happy to have a system without a /usr/X11R6
>  directory)
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