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Re: Requirements for specifying dependencies on libraries

On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 03:44:47PM +0100, Jens Rehsack wrote:
> Am 16.03.2014 um 09:46 schrieb Marc Espie <>:
> > On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 07:53:40PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> >> I agree with this.  If you step back from perl, and think of having a
> >>, you'd end up with code to run pkg-config and find at least
> >> some version of some library.  So I would try to wrap the pkg-config
> >> semantics into perl.
> > 
> > Coincidentally, if you want to write pkgconfig semantics into perl,
> > in OpenBSD, we got fed up of the glib2<->pkgconfig build loop, and we
> > rewrote a clone of pkgconfig in perl... I know it doesn't help the other
> > systems which removed perl from the base system, but in a perl context, that
> > could be very helpful.
> > 
> > Heck, it's even removably clean, with all the code in a module, so it
> > should be fairly easy to integrate into a pure perl build system...
> Can you give us a URL where to take a look?

It's in OpenBSD's base tree...

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