development packages and multilib

Callum Lerwick seg at
Tue Apr 21 17:48:10 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 12:41 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 03:07:40AM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > (Yes, kde4-config is an ELF binary, not a script.)
> This could be a barrier to cross-compilation.
> Background (I'm sure Kevin knows this ...):
> It's generally a good idea for *-config programs to be scripts,
> because you need to run them during the build process, and that fails
> if it's a native program and you're cross-compiling.  The exception is
> pkg-config, since it can be configured to do the right thing by
> setting some environment variables.

... Because pkg-config is an engine that reads platform independent
data. Much like a script interpreter running a script. :P
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