[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] define private libs properly in pkgconfig files

Diego Biurrun diego
Tue May 6 01:34:19 CEST 2008

On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 12:08:51AM +0300, Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Currently all the libraries ffmpeg links against are listed in "Libs:"
> of *.pc files.
> However, those libraries need to be specified only when a program is
> linked statically against ffmpeg, not when ffmpeg is a shared library.
> Therefore one should use "Libs.private:" instead of "Libs:".
> Quote from pkg-config man page:
> >        Libs.private:
> >               This  line  should  list any private libraries in use.  Private libraries are libraries which are not exposed
> >               through your library, but are needed in the case of static linking.
> Patch attached.

This was too confusing.  I have rewritten the two pkg-config generation
commands into one simpler one.  Please update your patch, it should be
far less intrusive now.


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