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

Gabor Gombas <gombasg@sztaki.hu> writes:

> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 07:58:44AM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
>> Yes, in the simple case, you can just do this.  In the more complex
>> case (which upstream might want to cater for), you need to use
>> pkg-config.
> No. Even in this case, I _don't_ need to use pkg-config. I just should
> be able to parse the .pc file, but I can do that with my own tools
> without calling pkg-config at all. It's the information inside the .pc
> file that has importance, not the choice of the tool that parses the .pc
> file.
> Gabor

Then your own tool or a dummy deb should provide pkg-config.

Just like when you use your own make implementation you would provide
make so build-essential is still happy.


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