Subject: Re: pkg-config vs. buildlink3
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/21/2005 10:23:22
On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 15:27:12 -0400
"Johnny C. Lam" <> wrote:

> But elsewhere in this thread, it is said that the pkgconfig manpage does 
> document a PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR, but it is nowhere present in the code. 
> Implementing PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR is just fixing the code.  Changing the 
> semantics of PKG_CONFIG_PATH is something different.  From the 
> documentation, it appears that PKG_CONFIG_PATH is meant to be a search 
> path prepended to the compiled-in path.  Your proposed modification to 
> make PKG_CONFIG_PATH replace it altogether would likely break software 
> that relied on the documented behaviour of PKG_CONFIG_PATH.

You are right, I've applied your suggested changes, now we are using