finding software with cmake

Christian Ehrlicher Ch.Ehrlicher at
Sun Aug 5 15:52:06 BST 2007

Matt Rogers schrieb:
> On Friday 03 August 2007 15:06, Christian Ehrlicher wrote:
>> Matthew Woehlke schrieb:
>>> Matt Rogers wrote:
>>>> On Thursday 02 August 2007 21:49, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
>>>>> Regarding pkgconfig:
>>>>> it is useful, but it has issues.
>>>>> -it doesn't exist on all platforms
>>>> not true. see where it
>>>> explicitly mentions Mac OS X and Windows.
>>> So installing pkg-config should be a hard requirement for Windows?
>> Once more: pkg-config is unusable on windows.
> And why is that?
Nobody is using this on win32, we don't support it either (and I won't 
do anything to change this). The main reason is that you don't have such 
hardcoded paths on windows than on linux - you can install your software 
where you want to (and it's easier to move it to another location). 
pkg-config can't handle this.
For me it looks like another piece of software which is 'portable' in a 
way the gnomies define portability... We've the same problems with e.g. 
dbus and shared-mimeinfo and libxml2.


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