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Re: (ITS#5184) pkg-config file for libraries

mccann@jhu.edu wrote:
> Full_Name: William Jon McCann Version: 2.3.34 OS: URL:
> ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/ Submission from: (NULL)
> (
> It would be really helpful for openldap to ship a pkg-config (.pc)
> file for libldap.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pkg-config

Quoting from the above link:

> When a library is installed (say from an RPM, deb or other binary
> packaging system)

OpenLDAP only distributes source code

> If one installs from source, often there will be no .pc file
> generated, and one may need to be manually written to reflect the
> install.

No comment.

Having noted this, I think generating a .pc file from "make install"
would probably do no harm and probably bring some benefit to people that
want to use pkg-config to configure software dependent on OpenLDAP.

But I guess most packagers and distributors would still either provide
their alternate means to configure packages, or provide specific .pc
files, thus possibly breaking configurations based on OpenLDAP's .pc file.


Ing. Pierangelo Masarati
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