Re: *-config programs and multi-arch
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 9:53 AM, Miles Bader <email@example.com> wrote:
> Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> | I don't know how pkg-config handles multiarch either, but however
>> | it detects the desired host arch (is it just the PKG_CONFIG_PATH
>> | variable?), your /usr/bin/foo-config shouldn't have to care.
>> Your cross-toolchain is supposed to set up a symlink from
>> /usr/bin/$triplet-pkg-config to /usr/share/pkg-config-crosswrapper which
>> will then DTRT. That's the idea at least, I haven't actually tested
> How is one supposed to make pkg-config use this feature?
> I mean, say I do:
> ./configure --host=muckey-muck-muck --build=my-host-type
> That generally does something reasonable for compilers, but ... not
> for pkg-config, using the normal PKG_... autoconf macros.
> A brief browse of the pkg-config docs doesn't show any obvious
> user-level way of specifying an alternate host architecture. There's
> the environment variable "PKG_CONFIG_SYSROOT_DIR", but that seems a
> little low-level.
They are a proposition at freedesktop about a --host flags
But was never implemented. I will like to see this.
I will personnally block multiarch impagemagick until pkconfig is
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