finding software with cmake

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sun Aug 5 17:47:02 BST 2007

Christian Ehrlicher wrote:
>Matt Rogers schrieb:
>>> 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.

Not to mention its inability to handle multiple compilers, even in C (C++ 
has an ABI issue). The compiler switches are hardcoded too.

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