Bug#644257: pkg-config file broken

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Sun Oct 9 09:23:46 UTC 2011

Hi David,

Am Samstag, den 08.10.2011, 20:31 -0300 schrieb David Bremner:
> On Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:17:36 +0200, Joachim Breitner <nomeata at debian.org> wrote:
> > thanks for fixing #637692. I was about to use the library, but stumbled
> > over another problem: The pkg-config file is broken; it contains
> > backslashes before $ where it should not. The problem is already present
> > in the source file in packageconfig_start – I assume that removing all
> > backslashes therein would fix it.
> > 
> Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how can I test the pkg-config
> file to make sure it isn't broken after applying the proposed patch?

install it and check if the values returned by 

$ pkg-config --cflags --libs bibutils
-I\\/usr/include  -L\\/usr/lib -lbibutils  

don’t contain unwanted backslashes.


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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