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Bug#539225: requesting pkconfig *.pc file check with special eye on multiarch

Package: lintian
Version: 2.2.12
Severity: wishlist


as a responce to introducing Multiarch to debian-devel it was
mentioned that pkgconfig does not (yet) suport *.pc files in multiarch
locations. I further discovered that *.pc files are in some library
packages instead of their -dev counterparts in violation of Policy

Please create a check for *.pc files that they are in the right place
(/usr/lib/pkgconfig/) and right package (-dev).


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages lintian depends on:
ii  binutils               2.19.1-1          The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  diffstat               1.47-1            produces graph of changes introduc
ii  dpkg-dev               1.15.3            Debian package development tools
ii  file                   5.03-1            Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gettext                0.17-6            GNU Internationalization utilities
ii  intltool-debian        0.35.0+20060710.1 Help i18n of RFC822 compliant conf
ii  libapt-pkg-perl        0.1.23            Perl interface to libapt-pkg
ii  libipc-run-perl        0.82-1            Perl module for running processes
ii  libparse-debianchangel 1.1.1-2           parse Debian changelogs and output
ii  libtimedate-perl       1.1600-9          Time and date functions for Perl
ii  liburi-perl            1.37+dfsg-1       Manipulates and accesses URI strin
ii  man-db                 2.5.5-2           on-line manual pager
ii  perl [libdigest-sha-pe 5.10.0-23         Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 

lintian recommends no packages.

Versions of packages lintian suggests:
ii  binutils-multiarch            2.19.1-1   Binary utilities that support mult
ii  libtext-template-perl         1.45-1     Text::Template perl module
ii  man-db                        2.5.5-2    on-line manual pager

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