Please test: changes in how Qt4 is found

Zack Rusin zack at
Thu Apr 27 20:47:54 BST 2006

On Thursday 27 April 2006 15:34, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> pkg-config doesn't exist on windows 

what makes you say that? there's at least a few version. That includes binary 
packages like:

> and several of the unix platforms (at least by default). 

What platforms are those? 

> So it has to work also without pkg-config. 

I don't think it does. Given that X.Org depends on it now and we know it works 
on windows and osx - number of platforms that are left out and we can 
reasonably support is most likely zero.

> And for making it work one has to setup some pkg-config related environment
> variables correctly, which probably only very few users know 

We're talking about development here not users. And to be honest all packages 
that use pkg-config have error messages like:
"configure: error: Library requirements (someLib >= 0.1.0) not met; consider 
adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a 
nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them." And during the check 
"Perhaps you should add the directory containing `someLib.pc' to the 
PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable" if someLib isn't found. 
Is that not enough?


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