Re: upstream advise page about circular dependencies (bootstrapping)
Simon McVittie <smcv <at> debian.org> writes:
> Either GLib or pkg-config should document how you can avoid this cycle
>From my BSD ports experience, pkg-config can be built against glib1,
which doesn’t need pkg-config.
That being said, glib1 needs some patching to even build with more
modern compilers than GCC 3.2 or something like that…
The OpenBSD people have written, or, wanted to write, a pkg-config
replacement. I think it wasn’t really portable (but would suffice
for bootstrapping purposes in Debian), and it didn’t really take
off, unless something changed since we (mostly Benny, my co-developer
on the MirBSD side, since I try to stay off GNOME/FLOS as much as
possible) last looked at it.
HTH & HAND,