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Re: Dependencies of -dev packages

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 09:16:01PM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> - Make pkg-config mandatory. pkg-config can already handle the case that
>   different libraries are needed for static and shared linking.
>   pkg-config also helps the second problem (conflicting -dev packages),
>   see below

Pretty please don't suggest that unless you first fix pkg-config.
It's always linking in the libraries required for static linking
even if you don't request it.  See for instance bug #254290,
which was closed, but didn't really do what the original patch


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