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keithp at keithp.com
Thu Sep 25 00:32:39 EEST 2003
Around 17 o'clock on Sep 24, Owen Taylor wrote:
> Not /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig? Where does XFree86 put it's .pc files
Check out your system -- /usr/lib/X11 should be a symlink to
/usr/X11R6/lib. And, eventually we'll see X11R7 :-)
> /etc/pkgconfig.conf (pkg-config.conf?) should replace, instead of
> augmenting, IMO.
Hmm. That's not how /etc/ld.so.conf works. Is augmenting bad in some
way? All it does is avoid missing libraries installed in the standard
> For PKG_CONFIG_PATH there is the question of whether we want to
> make people specify
> explicitly or whether we want to allow some abbreviation of that.
> (Is the complexity and confusion worth the gain?)
Given that PKG_CONFIG_PATH currently points at the pkgconfig directory
itself, I'd say locating the /lib/ section and replacing it with /share/
borders on mystic behaviour.
> For /usr/lib64 that should be covered by making the defaults
> include $libdir and $datadir instead of a hardcoded $prefix/lib,
Yeah, that makes sense.
> There is something of an issue here for multi-architecture platforms
> (like x86_64, ppc64) that /etc/pkgconfig.conf should be architecture
> dependent. One possibility is to look first for
However /etc/ld.so.conf is managed should give us a strong clue as to a
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