Re: Should -dev packages providing .pc files depend on pkg-config?
On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:15:53 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow
> You are missing the point.
> What if the library says "You must call /usr/bin/foo during build"?
How does the library say that? Why can't I just have
gcc -o baz baz.c -lfoo
How can the library make that not work?
> The libarry does not use foo, only the user, so no depends? Or idoes
> forcing users to use foo make foo part of the API and hence the
> library should depend on it?
If the library can be used without calling /usr/bin/foo? I mean,
I know it is a convenience function, but it does not, in fact, force
anyone to use foo, or pkg-config, or anything,
__> pkg-config --cflags --libs libselinux
Which is, err, nice. But You can, you know, just use -lselinux
in your Makefile. I don't see why libselinux-dev needs to depend on
pkg-config. Or even recommend it.
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