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

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 16:06:55 CET 2018

Hello Werner,
Please don't let this thread die.
I will appreciate if we can come up with some solution that will be acceptable.

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:14 AM NIIBE Yutaka <gniibe at fsij.org> wrote:
> Alon Bar-Lev <alon.barlev at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This thread is about modifying the build so that it will have an
> > option to use pkg-config instead of config scripts if downstream
> > maintainer chooses to.
> I know.
> I don't argue this point.
> I pointed out that the important technical things (no use of
> --with-*-prefix/SYSROOT with *-config scripts, to build GnuPG and its
> related libraries) can be already achieved with no new dependency to
> pkg-config.  (I mean, gnupg in master.  It's not yet applied
> to stable branch.)
> My point is, people don't need to use libraries' *-config scripts any
> more, but only a single gpgrt-config script now.
> In the past, there are *-config script from libraries, and for some
> build environment, there are even prefixed versions for supported hosts,
> like i686-linux-gnu-gpg-error-config and sh4-linux-gnu-libassuan-config.
> Now, we only have a gpgrt-config.
> Still *-config script in each library is not removed, so that it can
> still support existing software, but it's no need any more when we build
> gnupg master.
> --

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