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- Subject: Re: autoconf / automake
- From: Natanael Copa <natanael.copa@...>
- Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 15:58:38 +0100
On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 12:21 AM, Rob Kendrick <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> But it requires pkg-config and perl?
> Just pkg-config, and in many cases it can do without, depending only on
> it for automatic detection of where libraries are installed (there are
> some common search paths in there, too, if all else fails.)
Please do not depend on pkg-config for building lua. newer versions of
pkg-config requires glib to build (which again requires pkg-config so
you need first build a boot strap version of glib to build pkg-config
in short: its a mess to bootstrap new systems)
In fact, i think a pkg-config implementation in lua would make much
more sense than the current glib apprach - lua is lots smaller, more
than fast enough and is (still) does not require bootstrapping
techniques to get started.
That said, please do ship a lua.pc pkg-config file instead of pushing
that over to the packagers so this can be consistent over the *nixes.