Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/www/mozilla
To: Eric Gillespie <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/02/2003 16:39:33
On Wed, Jan 01, 2003 at 05:54:40PM -0500, Eric Gillespie wrote:

> > It is up to the program beeing built to determine if it
> > requires pkgconfig to autoconfigure itself or not... But well,
> > that is my point of view, so I can be wrong ;)
> Actually, i agree with you and think the same argument applies to
> all the other packages that provide .pc files.  But when i saw
> that all but Xft2 include the pkgconfig buildlink file
> themselves, i thought the decision had already been in the other
> direction.
> I am arguing only for consistency.

I tend to agree. Since pkgconfig's has it's own idea of
which version is required and that it is usually a build dependancy,
it is simpler to use it's and let it decide what is
required (the "it knows more about itself than I do" line of

Other buildlink2 files make more exotic desicions based on what is
installed in the base system (this is mainly used for
multiplatform support, but could also be used for NetBSD given
users can remove whatever bits they don't want).

I've changed it now.