pkg-config search path

Keith Packard keithp at
Mon Sep 22 18:57:34 EEST 2003

Around 10 o'clock on Sep 22, Carl Worth wrote:

> I can't find a way to justify the inclusion of a hard-coded path from
> a specific software package into a system as general as pkg-config.

The justification is that /usr/X11R6 is "special" -- it's a standard part 
of the FSH.  As long as X libraries are supposed to be installed there, 
it seems clear that the related .pc files should be placed in the same 

If we can get the FSG to move the X libraries to /usr/lib, then pkg-config 
should change as well.


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