Use of pkg-config

Werner Koch wk at
Wed May 14 19:33:18 CEST 2014

On Wed, 14 May 2014 17:59, richard.purdie at said:

> Its worth highlighting that pkg-config has now standardised on using its
> own internal glib code so it no longer has that dependency, its handled


> of sense. Since that is now addressed does that help improve the
> situation to a point its use could be reconsidered?

Request an addition to POSIX and I will reconsider it.

> Alternatively, could pkg-config be added as an option? It could be used
> by default and things could then fall back to the -config scripts?

No.  The configure script along with the autoconf macros is how the
gnupg related stuff is to be build.  If there is a problem, please file
a bug.  Frankly, I don't see the reason for the request to use
pkg-config.  The *-config script approach is much more flexible and
easier to maintain.



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