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Re: possible freetype transition; improved library handling needed for all C/C++ packages

Scripsit Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>

> * Don't use other *-config tools.

> While many libraries these days use pkg-config, there are also other
> libs which ship their own tools for querying library and header include
> paths, libs needed for linking, etc.  The problem is that all of these
> tools I've seen are incapable of distinguishing between what's needed
> for static linking, and what's needed for dynamic linking.

Would you recommend against *shipping* such a script when upstream
provides it (in addition to a .pc file)?

Henning Makholm           "Larry wants to replicate all the time ... ah, no,
                   all I meant was that he likes to have a bang everywhere."

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