Updated: pkg-config-0.20-1

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sat Mar 4 21:44:00 GMT 2006


The pkg-config program is used to retrieve information about installed 
libraries in the system, including the CFLAGS, LDFLAGS, and other 
information necessary to compile and link against one or more libraries.

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Technically, this is a "new package", as the upstream maintainers have 
renamed "pkgconfig" to "pkg-config", presumably to avoid the confusion 
inherent in the fact that the executable was ALWAYS named "pkg-config", 
and the relevant environment variables all started with PKG_CONFIG_.  So 
at least now the name of the package and the name of the executable match.

Of course, the default data storage location, /usr/lib/pkgconfig/ has 
NOT changed, so the new version will continue to work with the installed 
.pc files used by the old version.

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This upgrade should be relatively smooth, since I have simultaneously 
released an "updated" pkgconfig-0.17.2-3 which is empty, marked 
_obsolete, and requires: this new pkg-config package.

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Note that the new "private libs" and "private requires" features do not 
work as they would on *nix systems in this release, because this 
pkg-config was compiled with the --enable-indirect-deps option.  This 
option is necessary to properly link dependent DLLs on MSWin/cygwin, but 
means that no library dependency is truly private.  However, .pc files 
that use the .private options will work properly -- as defined on the 
MSWin/cygwin platform: private libs will be folded into the public libs 
list, and private requires will likewise be folded into the public 
requires list.

--
Chuck



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