[FFmpeg-devel] usage of Requires.private in *.pc files

Måns Rullgård mans
Mon Nov 10 17:59:22 CET 2008

Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com> writes:
>> As usual, there is a great deal of confusion regarding the correct
>> syntax of the month for pkg-config files.  I suggest we drop them
>> entirely, and let distros create them in whatever way they please.
>> I'm not joking.
> Actually I tried hard to avoid that reaction, but obviously failed. I
> tried by asking very specific questions about the usage of the libs in
> question within ffmpeg. Removing will not resolve the issue, I'd still
> need to know the details in order to write the .pc files properly.
> Would you mind please reading my mail and actually answering it?

If you link libavcodec with an external library, you'll need to have
that external library.  Only the package maintainer for each distro
will know what it happens to be called there, and whether it has been
split in some obscure way.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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