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- Subject: Re: pkg-config for Lua and Linux/BSD distributions divergence
- From: "Leo Razoumov" <slonik.az@...>
- Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:32:36 -0400
On 9/10/08, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Please, do not drop lua.pc
> But aren't downstream packagers in a much better position to deliver lua.pc?
> After all, they will know where and how Lua is installed. We can only guess.
> I'd say that no downstream packager uses our lua.pc intact anyway.
IMHO Lua source distribution should be self contained and not rely on
distributors to fill in the gaps. For example, I always compile Lua
and LuaJIT myself and I know for a fact that some other people do the
same. Quite often developers install Lua in non-standard locations on
machines without root access. In many large organizations it is much
easier and faster to compile/install a package yourself in you home
directory than to convince an IT department to do "rpm -i" or
For those do-it-yourself installations pkg-config and lua.pc serve as
a great tool to point build tools in right direction. BTW, editing
lua.pc is rather trivial from the sample provided.