LFS 5.0 - pkgconfig-0.15.0 - PKG_CONFIG_PATH

David Jensen djensen at inebraska.com
Wed Feb 11 12:49:31 PST 2004


Albert wrote:

>chrooted to $LFS.
>
>In the BLFS-5.0 book, after installing pkgconfig-0.15.0 there is a
>section on configuring:
>---------------------------------------------------------
>Configuring pkgconfig
>Add to your system or personal profile:
>
>export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig
>
>The default settings for PKG_CONFIG_PATH are /lib/pkgconfig, /usr/lib
>pkgconfig and /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig. These settings are hard-coded
>and do not have to be exported with the additional paths.
>---------------------------------------------------------
>I put the export statement in profile, logged out and chrooted again. 
>Later, after installing glib and while configuring pango I got an error 
>that indicated that the "hard coded" paths were missing.  I then put
>*all* the paths in the export, chrooted again, and pango configured
>without error.
>
>So, now I am confused.  Is the statement, "These settings are hard-coded
>and do not have to be exported with the additional paths." in error? 
>They never showed up when env was run until I manually added them.
>
>  
>
I've nagged on this before, at least /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig is
not hardcoded, or perhaps ignored on installation because
it was empty. Someone should chase this?

David Jensen





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