Re: Should -dev packages providing .pc files depend on pkg-config?
Am Samstag 05 April 2008 schrieb Tollef Fog Heen:
> Whoever develops software based on libbar will have to have a call to
> pkg-config somewhere in their build process so they should depend on
_If_ they do. Please consider the possibility that an application developer
links to libbar without using pkg-config. pkg-config is _not_ part of an API,
it is only a tool that _can_ be used, not must.
Putting pkg-config on Recommends of Suggests of every -dev packages that has
a .pc file, you could as well put it into built-essential dependency.