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Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Sep 13 09:11:47 UTC 2007


Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 <at> freenet.de> writes:
> I, the Fedora maintainer, have decided to respect upstream's decisions.
> People can't expect a package to stay backward compatible for ever. 

pkgconfig files have other benefits than just backwards-compatibility with 
older versions which used them.

> > In fact, that's essentially what he has done now, but the "fix" is an ugly 
> > workaround which would be easy to avoid by just shipping that .pc file.
> Where did he do so? I had asked him for his sources, but ... I am still
> waiting for an answer.

He mentioned it right here in this thread:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-September/msg01001.html

Quoting him:
| I have decided to just use a hack and redefine my PKGCONFIG_PATH to .
| within my spec file and use my own OSG pkgconfig file, and keep Ralf
| completely out of the picture.

        Kevin Kofler




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