On 05/02/2011, at 16:01, Peter Jeremy wrote: >> On 07/01/2010, at 14:54, Daniel O'Connor wrote: >>> One problem is that ports don't know which version to use, it would be nice >>> if they could just depend on devel/libusb and Magic Happened (tm) to pick >>> the correct thing. > > The correct solution is 'USE_LIBUSB=yes' with relevant magic in bsd.port.mk > Unfortunately this is unlikely to occur because it's only needed for 7.x > which will be dying within the next few years.
USE_LIBUSB= would be nice, I will see if I can author such a thing.. That said it is still desirable to have .pc files for libusb as I believe that is the canonical way to determine how to compile & link against it. If that is by making USE_LIBUSB adds a dep to a pseudo port which installs the .pc files, or adds no dep because the .pc files are in base are pretty much equivalent IMO. >> What about if devel/pkgconfig is modified to search in >> /usr/libdata/pkgconfig and systems with native libusb have entries in there? > > Apart from libusb, are there any other apps in the base system that > could reasonably install .pc files? None come to mind.. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au "The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from." -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-usb To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-usb-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"