D17794: Pkg-config plugin

René J.V. Bertin noreply at phabricator.kde.org
Wed Dec 26 08:59:41 GMT 2018

rjvbb added a comment.

  Again, I strongly doubt that you can build kdevelop and all of its dependencies without having pkgconfig installed. Someone using kdevelop for development with libraries that provide .pc files will almost certainly have pkgconfig installed too. So really, the platform argument is moot IMHO. But if you really want to push it: as a Mac user I can guarantee that we (as in developers working on Mac) will have pkgconfig installed through one of a handful of package managers which we'll also be using to install the libraries we need for our development. IOW, pkgconfig *will* be installed in a more-or-less standard location (certainly considered standard on the local set-up) and you can bet it's on the path. Having used cygwin extensively in the past I am certain pkgconfig will be on the path in that universe too, and in the end that's all that counts (if you cannot configure the location of the executable).
  And either way, your plugin only has a runtime dependency on the pkconfig executable, right?

  R32 KDevelop


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