Re: pkg-config

On 23 Jul 2000, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> Hi,

>  - I didn't implement "self" vs. "system" libs because I couldn't 
>    figure out the purpose of this feature. The invariant pkg-config 
>    maintains is that each library appears after any libraries that 
>    depend on it in the link flags. AFAIK this always produces 
>    correct results.

urgh, i wrote up a detailed email on that last year (10th of april),
and recently forwarded that to you in the thread: "Re: the *-config scripts"
i can forward that explaination again, in case you can't dig up
the relevant email:

From: Tim Janik <>
Message-Id: <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 05:57:00 +0200 (CEST)
To: Havoc Pennington <>
Subject: Re: the *-config scripts
In-Reply-To: <>

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some reason)


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