[PATCH Libgpg-error] gpg-error.m4: support pkg-config

Peter Lebbing peter at digitalbrains.com
Wed Dec 5 15:31:06 CET 2018

On 05/12/2018 12:35, Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> If you have, how many tweaks have you needed in order to make this
> work?

It sounds like /you/ have tried it. If it's not too much work, can you
give an indication of the tweaks /you/ needed to build the current
master branch?

I know nothing of the subject at hand, but so far, from this
conversation I can distill that you think the build system should never
invoke anything in SYSROOT, whereas Werner thinks that is okay so long
as the things invoked are architecture-independent scripts such as a
Bash script.

And that you think GnuPG should follow best practices of various tools.

Furthermore, you are of the opinion it is trivial to do whereas Werner
uses the phrases "PITA" and "burning money".

However, the first two things are matters of differing points of view,
not directly things that actually mean something needs to be tweaked
before it actually works. And the difference of opinion on triviality
suggests you are not exactly talking about the same changes, or the
impact is misunderstood.

Finally, Gniibe seems to indicate that there are no tweaks needed at all
in all situations he considers in his mails. Which begs the question at
the top: which tweaks do you need to build current master succesfully?

Maybe my from-the-sideline observation can nudge the conversation into
more concrete matter? If not, feel free to disregard this.

Hoping that helps,


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