[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Use pkgconfig for dirac libs

Måns Rullgård mans
Wed Oct 22 20:24:01 CEST 2008

flameeyes at gmail.com (Diego 'Flameeyes' Petten?) writes:

> Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:
>> How did people deal with those "problems" during the previous decades
>> without pkg-config?
> Guessing, using tons of $foobar-config files, having buildsystems
> hardcode stuff and leaving to the users to fix them, ...

foobar-config is only ever so slightly older than pkgconfig.  No, the
way things were solved in the good old days was by not creating such a
bloody mess in the first place.  Back then, you were expected to
install things in normal locations, or else set up environment
variables pointing to the right places.  That's why most linkers
search $LIBRARY_PATH for libraries.  This approach works just as well
today as it did 30 years ago.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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