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Re: sndfile.pc ?



On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 01:44:05PM -0500, stan wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 11:00:07AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 10:07:21PM -0500, stan wrote:
> > > In any case, I manged to get autogen.sh to run, only to have configure fail
> > > looking for a file called sndfile.pc. It seems to be searching for this
> > > with /usr/bin/pkg-config.
> > 
> > You should be able to find the answer to all such questions using
> > http://packages.debian.org/, trying various values for the Distribution
> > field.
> > 
> Actually, if I understand what's going on here. The configure script is
> trying to use something called /usr/bin/pkg-config to search for installed
> packages.

Ah....pkg-config is, AIUI, designed to replace the million and one
'libX-config' programs you currently have installed.  It gives you a
simple way to find out what compiler options and header files were used
to buid a particular library.  GTK2 uses this, and seems to have become
the new standard...

> I was hoping to get some insight into this tool, and how well integrated it
> is into "the Debian way" of doing things.

For packages that support it, the requisite information will be in the
libbleh-dev package.  I'm not sure if there's any formal plan to convert
packages over to it or not, but it does seem like a better way to handle
it...

-rob

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