Re: Dropping indirect dependencies from libgnutls-config --libs
On 7/3/06, Miles Bader <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
[Ok, I guess your autoconf script could guess that without being too ugly.]
and "pkg-config --libs OpenEXR" yields:
-lIlmImf -lImath -lHalf -lIex -lz
[Yuck... even when using shared libraries, library dependencies don't
seem to give -lImath, I'm not sure why (maybe it's only used by inline
functions in the headers?)...]
Which is a bug in openexr. At the very least -lz shouldn't be there.
And -lHalf and -lIex are probably redundant also, since the other two
are already linked against them.
Until people get into the habit of only listing *direct* dependacies,
pkg-config is not universally useful. autoconf works out what you what
you need to link your program, and you have control over that.
pkg-config leaves you in the hands of maintainers who regularly put
the wrong thing in their .pc files.
The extra libs should only be listed if you specify --static.
Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <email@example.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/