[Fedora-packaging] pkgconfig(.pc) guildeline update proposal

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Fri Sep 8 14:07:09 UTC 2006

Ville asked for a clarification... here's what I propose:

# () explanations may be omitted in final draft.  opinions?

MUST: Packages containing pkgconfig(.pc) files MUST Requires: pkgconfig 
(for directory ownership and usability).

SHOULD: The placement of pkgconfig(.pc) files depends on their usecase, 
and this is usually for development purposes, so SHOULD be placed in a 
-devel pkg.  (A reasonable exception is that the main pkg itself is a 
devel tool not installed in a user runtime, e.g. gcc or gdb.)

-- Rex

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