Re: pkg-config including too much crap
On Tue, Apr 04, 2006, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> Well, the thing is that the .pc doesn't list all those libraries, it's
> just that pkg-config is adding them. The .pc file looks like below.
> Apparently, pkg-config is following the "Requires" link and appending
> all those libs also. Perhaps that's supposed to be Requires.private.
> Of perhaps the Requires shouldn't be there at all.
Yes, it's following Requires and will pull Cflags and Libs from other
modules. I think it would be ok in your case to move from Requires to
Requires.private. There are some cases where this is not possible, for
example would gtkspell/gtkspell.h #include gtk.h, it should pull the -I
flags to see gtk.h; this -I flags is in the Cflags from gtk.pc, and
hence gtkspell would need to Require gtk.
On a related subject, I wonder if GtkSpell should depend on glib and
#include its header to #define gchar, GError etc.
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