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Re: pkg-config-0.26

Julio Merino <> writes:

> On 2/10/12 12:20 PM, David Brownlee wrote:
>> On 9 February 2012 20:43, Julio Merino<>  wrote:
>>> So again, what's the problem?  glib is as much gnome as it is kde or irssi.
>> I believe the issue is glib2 uses pkg-config to build, therefore
>> updating pkg-config to a version which uses glib2 provides interesting
>> opportunities for recursion...
> pkgsrc knows what the appropriate CFLAGS and LIBS values for
> every of the required libraries are based on the various
> BUILDLINK_* variables. You can easily feed those into configure
> to avoid the calls to pkg-config, and thus suppress the circular
> dependency.

I don't quite understand why you want to put so high maintainance cost
in one fourth of all packages just to make version number of one package grow.
It is close to impossible to find any reason to justify such move.


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