Subject: Re: pkg-config and OpenSSL
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/22/2006 00:37:32
On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 11:33:16PM +0000, Adrian Portelli wrote:
> Now the issue is that I'm on 3.0 so OpenSSL is in the base, and is
> for many other NetBSD releases as well.  pkg-config, in this case, fails
> to detect that OpenSSL is installed as the base OpenSSL is not
> registered with pkg-config.  This does not represent an issue for some
> packages but others do fail if they can't "see" openssl using pkg-config.

Please inflict a lot of pain on the authors of such broken software.
OpenSSL is not really supposed to have pkg-config files, or at least it
is new to me that it is so. This is an issue not only for NetBSD, but
any BSD and a lot of other systems as well.