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Re: Should -dev packages providing .pc files depend on pkg-config?

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 07:57:00PM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 07:15:53PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > You are missing the point.
> > 
> > What if the library says "You must call /usr/bin/foo during build"?
> But the library can't say "foo must come from a Debian package". What if
> I have my local replacement? Why should I be forced to install a package
> that is now useless for me (and installing it would only cause confusion
> as there are now two different tools with the same name present in
> $PATH)?

How is this different with _any_ dependency on the system?  Do you
suggest that iceweasel should drop its libgtk dependency, because users
might want to use their own compiled version of it?


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