Re: Should -dev packages providing .pc files depend on pkg-config?
Gabor Gombas <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> 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
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.