[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Use pkgconfig for dirac libs

Måns Rullgård mans
Wed Oct 22 15:24:46 CEST 2008

Luca Barbato wrote:
> On 22-10-2008 12:45, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>>> M?ns Rullg?rd<mans at mansr.com>  writes:
>>>> In addition to that, it should be noted that pkgconfig doesn't
>>>> actually work.  It *lies* to you if you try to cross-compile.
>>> In the attempt trying to add something constructive here, it seems that
>>> pkg-config upstream is acknowledging the problem and considering changes
>>> to improve the situation. At least according to:
>>> http://pkgconfig.freedesktop.org/wiki/CrossCompileProposal
>> See, I was right all along.  It *is* broken.
> No.

So they're proposing to fix something they don't believe is broken?
Doesn't that violate a commonly referred principle?

>> Now if they'd only open
>> their eyes to the simplest solution of all: stop using pkgconfig.  I
>> have never had a problem using libraries that *don't* use pkgconfig,
>> so I have a hard time understanding what its purpose is.
> Read what's there before pontificating...

I still maintain there is no need for pkgconfig.  To determine the utility
of some tool X, one must ask whether X fixes something, not merely whether
X breaks something.  Some would argue that pkgconfig does not break anything,
although I disagree.  Be that as it may, I have to date not seen an actual
example of something *fixed* by pkgconfig.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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