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

ando@sys-net.it wrote:
> 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.

And most are still far behind and "do their own thing" anyway. Ours 
would get ignored either way.

Kind Regards,

Gavin Henry.
OpenLDAP Engineering Team.

E ghenry@OpenLDAP.org

Community developed LDAP software.