Re: [bob brasko net: Re: Glib]

On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 10:14:47AM -0500, Bob Rossi wrote:
> > Bob Rossi <bob brasko net> writes:
> > 
> > > Is there anyway the pkg-config package can not be needed in the
> > > when building the minimal Glib library?
> > > 
> > > This doesn't seem necessary. Is it?
> > 
> > It is necessary and I don't see why it should be a problem. It's just
> > a build tool, not a dependency for an application using glib.
> I think you are missing the point here. pkg-config doesn't build on some
> systems. Also, it depends on Glib to build. This is ridiculous. 
> I am proposing removing this dependency when building the minimal Glib.
> Is this considered acceptable?
> > If you have further questions, you should probably ask them on
> > gtk-list. This is getting off-topic here.
> I am talking about how to develop Glib into a lightweight library, that
> can build everywhere. Is this not a "development" topic?
> Do you realize there is a reason that autoconf uses sh scripts to build
> most applications? It's the lowest common denominator. It supposedly works
> everywhere. Is there something wrong with the way autoconf normally
> works that is solved with pkg-config? Does this problem relate to
> building the minimal Glib?

So what systems are you dealing with that glib doesn't build on? Better to
fix the root cause of the problem rather than papering over the problem
with some concept of "minimal glib" which would just lead to packaging
and distribution confusion.


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