Re: Author of gnome-config

While I agree, pkg-config *isn't* that universal yet.  So until then, we
have to deal with it.

I am, though, using both pkg-config *and* my hacked gnoem-config in a
couple of my projects, so it's not like I'm ignoring pkg-config.  I just
need something for everybody who doesn't have/want it.

On Wed, 2001-10-03 at 15:05, Owen Taylor wrote:
> Dave Benson <daveb ffem org> writes:
> > at least in my projects, i'd rather not require an extra dependency.
> > 
> > i wish someone would make a way for pkgconfig to output a standalone
> > shell script so users could take advantage of pkgconfig without the dependency.
> Two of the big points of pkg-config are:
>  - it can properly integrate the dependencies for many libraries
>  - you don't need a different automake macro for each package.
> A standalone shell script would be incompatible with such features.
> The way to solve the "extra dependency" problem is to make pkg-config
> so universal that your users already have it. (If your users have
> GLib-2.0 installed, they will have pkg-config installed.)
> Regards,
>                                         Owen

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