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Re: Requirements for specifying dependencies on libraries

Am 16.03.2014 um 00:53 schrieb Greg Troxel <>:

> David Holland <> writes:
>> For including in a source distribution (that is, the kind of thing
>> that gets posted on CPAN) what you need is API informat, not ABI
>> information, and that means package names and versions rather than
>> binary shared library versions.
>> pkgconfig does more or less the right thing; what you want is a list
>> of pkgconfig requirements, not a list of shared library ABIs.
> 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.
> In the case of libssl from some compataible implementaiton that isn't
> OpenSSL (if I followed you right), then I'd say that this should be an
> or dependcy on the .pc file for openssl or the compat one.
> Basically, I would tend to making perl interoperate with the standard
> world, and make as little as possible perl specific.

Thanks guys,

I take all that input when hacking the spec down and will also kindly
ask for reviewing :)

Jens Rehsack

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