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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
> pkg-config.

_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.


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