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Re: Dropping indirect dependencies from libgnutls-config --libs

On 6/30/06, Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> wrote:
Is there a reason why gnutls-config and xml2-config aren't just tiny
wrappers around pkg-config for backwards compatibility?  IMO, it's
kinda silly to have each package provide its own -config script with
its own set of bugs, rather than having a shared set of bugs in
pkg-config. :-)

1. Maybe they need to work on systems where pkg-config isn't available
2. Maybe they predate the existance of pkg-config
3. Some of the pkg-config bugs were bad enough as to make you want to avoid it
4. Custom config tools can often provide more info than available in
pkg-config (plugin or config directories).

Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

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