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Old 02-02-2010, 11:04 PM
Matthew Saltzman
 
Default pkg-config standards for .pc file location?

I work on another open-source project that is considering using
pkg-config, and we are trying to establish standards. I found the
guidelines for how to package .pc files in Fedora (and EPEL), but I'm
curious if there are Fedora or Red Hat standards for the location where
the files are placed when the package is installed?

TIA.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:16 PM
Matthias Clasen
 
Default pkg-config standards for .pc file location?

On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 19:04 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> I work on another open-source project that is considering using
> pkg-config, and we are trying to establish standards. I found the
> guidelines for how to package .pc files in Fedora (and EPEL), but I'm
> curious if there are Fedora or Red Hat standards for the location where
> the files are placed when the package is installed?

Normal .pc files go into %{_libdir}/pkgconfig
Arch-independent .pc files go into %{_datadir}/pkgconfig

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Old 02-03-2010, 01:11 AM
Matthew Saltzman
 
Default pkg-config standards for .pc file location?

On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 19:16 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 19:04 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > I work on another open-source project that is considering using
> > pkg-config, and we are trying to establish standards. I found the
> > guidelines for how to package .pc files in Fedora (and EPEL), but I'm
> > curious if there are Fedora or Red Hat standards for the location where
> > the files are placed when the package is installed?
>
> Normal .pc files go into %{_libdir}/pkgconfig
> Arch-independent .pc files go into %{_datadir}/pkgconfig
>

That's helpful, thanks!

>

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Old 02-03-2010, 05:22 PM
Ville Skyttä
 
Default pkg-config standards for .pc file location?

On Wednesday 03 February 2010, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 19:16 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 19:04 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > > I work on another open-source project that is considering using
> > > pkg-config, and we are trying to establish standards. I found the
> > > guidelines for how to package .pc files in Fedora (and EPEL), but I'm
> > > curious if there are Fedora or Red Hat standards for the location where
> > > the files are placed when the package is installed?
> >
> > Normal .pc files go into %{_libdir}/pkgconfig
> > Arch-independent .pc files go into %{_datadir}/pkgconfig
>
> That's helpful, thanks!

See also https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14975
The new feature doesn't seem that helpful with arch dependent/independent
locations though.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:33 PM
Matthew Saltzman
 
Default pkg-config standards for .pc file location?

On Wed, 2010-02-03 at 20:22 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 February 2010, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 19:16 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 19:04 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > > > I work on another open-source project that is considering using
> > > > pkg-config, and we are trying to establish standards. I found the
> > > > guidelines for how to package .pc files in Fedora (and EPEL), but I'm
> > > > curious if there are Fedora or Red Hat standards for the location where
> > > > the files are placed when the package is installed?
> > >
> > > Normal .pc files go into %{_libdir}/pkgconfig
> > > Arch-independent .pc files go into %{_datadir}/pkgconfig
> >
> > That's helpful, thanks!
>
> See also https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14975
> The new feature doesn't seem that helpful with arch dependent/independent
> locations though.
>
Interesting. Thanks.


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Old 02-04-2010, 12:50 AM
Braden McDaniel
 
Default pkg-config standards for .pc file location?

On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 21:11 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 19:16 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 19:04 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > > I work on another open-source project that is considering using
> > > pkg-config, and we are trying to establish standards. I found the
> > > guidelines for how to package .pc files in Fedora (and EPEL), but I'm
> > > curious if there are Fedora or Red Hat standards for the location where
> > > the files are placed when the package is installed?
> >
> > Normal .pc files go into %{_libdir}/pkgconfig
> > Arch-independent .pc files go into %{_datadir}/pkgconfig
> >
>
> That's helpful, thanks!

And just to be clear, this is not Fedora-specific. You can also find
this in "man pkg-config", where the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
is described.

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