Improving the way we select multilib packages for trees

Jeremy Katz katzj at
Mon May 8 20:14:10 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 18:19 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> * foo-config scripts.  As previously mentioned on this thread, the best
> way to fix these is to create a pkg-config file and replace the
> foo-config script with a wrapper that calls pkg-config (and is thus the
> same on all arches)

So, I've sat down and written a pretty generic foo-config script that
should be able to be used to replace the vast majority
of /usr/bin/foo-config scripts with 
a) a symlink to foo-config
b) a .pc file in the appropriate location (%{_libdir}/pkg-config for
arch-independent things)

That should make the barrier here significantly lower.  Matthias -- does
this look okay to add to the pkgconfig package[1]?


[1] I'll send mail to the upstream pkgconfig list contributing it as a
contrib/ type script, but overall, it's a transition kludge and the
right thing to do is to help convince more upstream projects to use
pkgconfig instead of relying on crutches.

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