pkg-config search path

Keith Packard keithp at
Mon Sep 22 05:53:01 EEST 2003

I'm pretty sure this is the wrong list, but I didn't see a pointer to an 
appropriate list from the pkg-config wiki page :-)

I'm wondering if pkg-config should have a longer default search path for
.pc files; in particular, we're installing quite a few X libaries in /usr/
X11R6 with .pc files in /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig; that leaves everyone who 
uses pkg-config having to set a custom path to locate those files.

I suggest we either hard-code /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig into the pkg-config 
search path or use the system libary path to locate .pc files -- looking 
in on Linux systems, and wherever necessary on other systems.  
This would make the location of the .pc files follow the location of the 
.so files, which seems like a good idea in some ways.


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