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Re: [sr #108144] ./configure could recommend packages to install through

From: Adrian Bunk
Subject: Re: [sr #108144] ./configure could recommend packages to install through local package manager
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:37:10 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 06:05:31PM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 09/27/2012 01:32 PM, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > What emacs 24.2 has is an own copy (why?) of the PKG_CHECK_MODULES macro
> > that is shipped as part of pkg-config, and that is today the de-facto 
> > standard for library detection and library specific LIBS and CFLAGS
> > setting in open source software.
> I don't know why Emacs has its own copy, but the point is that
> if it's the defacto standard, why doesn't Autoconf support it
> out of the box?

I guess it is mostly a political question whether that macro should stay
in pkg-config or go into autoconf.

For users it doesn't really make a difference where it is.



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        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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