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

* "Martijn van Oosterhout" 

| 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

That should be nowhere; pkg-config is written to be portable.

| 2. Maybe they predate the existance of pkg-config

They can still be transitioned to use pkg-config now.

| 3. Some of the pkg-config bugs were bad enough as to make you want
| to avoid it

Probably not, but if so they should file bugs and help get them

| 4. Custom config tools can often provide more info than available in
| pkg-config (plugin or config directories).


: tfheen@thosu ~ > pkg-config --variable=system_bus_default_address dbus-1


Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are      : :' :
                                                                      `. `' 

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