Subject: PKGCONFIG_OVERRIDE only for buildlinking (not for installed *.pc
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/02/2006 14:24:00
Should we be "Adding rpaths to pkgconfig files" for the *pc files that are 
actually installed?

For example, I am building an Xorg application without using pkgsrc build 
system. But I am using the pkgsrc provided freetype2 and fontconfig and 
pkg-config. Because the -Wl,-R${libdir} was added, it overrode my choice 
for other libraries due to the pkgconfig --libs ordering (and used my 
incompatible old pkgsrc libraries).

It seems like the PKGCONFIG_OVERRIDE should not change the installed *pc 

And if needed, instead of creating symlinks for 
work/.buildlink/lib/pkgconfig/*pc files, create wrappers that modify the 
Libs: line.

Any thoughts on this?

Or maybe the rpaths should never be added to the pkgconfig files even for 
the pkgsrc builds?

When I manually removed the -Wl,-R${libdir} from the Libs: line in a few 
of my used pc files provided by pkgsrc my problems were solved for that. 

 Jeremy C. Reed

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