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Re: pkg-config including too much crap

"Martijn van Oosterhout" <kleptog@gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> When you run pkg-config you sometimes get a lot more crap than you
> need. For example:
> # pkg-config --libs gtkspell-2.0
> -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lgtkspell -laspell -lgtk-x11-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0
> -lXrandr -lXi -lXinerama -lXext -latk-1.0 -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lm
> -lpangocairo-1.0 -lfontconfig -lXcursor -lpango-1.0 -lcairo -lXrender
> -lX11 -lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -ldl -lglib-2.0
> Like, err, a little too much, I think. There was Bug#229980 which says
> this is fixed only it's not. I'm running version 0.20-1.
> Is there a way to get sane output from pkg-config or should I just
> parse the .pc file myself?

The .pc file needs converting to use Libs.private for libraries which
are only indirect dependencies.


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