[pkg-boost-devel] pkg-config again
Steve M. Robbins
steve at sumost.ca
Tue Jul 17 13:55:29 UTC 2007
On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 12:49:53PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 01:12:55AM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> > Howdy,
> > On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 01:03:20PM +0200, Gonsolo wrote:
> > > Domenico,
> > >
> > > > > As I was told bjam is able to generate the right pc files.
> > > > > Is that possible?
> > > >
> > > > this is the first time i'm hearing of this possibility. please elaborate
> > > > it and will put pkg-config files in -dev package. you can count on it.
> > >
> > > I saw it at http://lists.boost.org/Archives/boost/2005/06/88657.php .
> > > Maybe we should ask Mr Epstein. I just downloaded bjam and after
> > > a quick glance I didn't find anything related. :(
> > Here's another cool thing from that thread: the "lightly documented
> > --layout flag" of bjam;
> > c.f. http://lists.boost.org/Archives/boost/2005/06/88664.php
> > Domenico, did you ever try this?
> yes. it strips everything, version included. from an extreme to the other.
By "version included", do you mean the SONAME?
The "--layout system" behaviour was allegedly designed in concert with
the Redhat packager. Maybe we can work with Redhat, upstream and
other interested packagers to define a more sensible behaviour --
keeping at least the SOVERSION in the filename, for example -- which
could then become common practice for linux packagers (and likely any
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