On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 1:57 PM, LM <lme...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 9:04 AM, Kevin Lamonte <kevin.lamo...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> End-users wanting the X11 version right now can also pass "--with-x 
>> --x-libraries=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/" to configure (might be different 
>> path based on distro, this is what I use on Debian).  Making this behavior 
>> default would be nice.
> For me, the easiest way to find libraries on my system is to use
> pkg-config.  It's also part of the freedesktop standard (
> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/pkg-config/ ).  I'm using it
> in the pdcurses makefile for SDL2.  With pkg-config, it doesn't matter
> where a distribution chooses to place libraries, the .pc file holds
> the correct location.  Not every library has a related .pc file
> (although many do).  I typically create .pc files for any libraries
> that don't already have them.  It makes it very easy to switch
> locations of libraries or to switch between SDL and SDL2.  It's a
> simple, standard way for build scripts to locate libraries.  If you're
> not thrilled with all the dependencies required to build the gnu
> version of pkg-config, you can use pkgconf (
> https://github.com/pkgconf/pkgconf ).  It's a drop-in replacement for
> pkg-config.

The only problem with pkg-config is that it is a pain on Windows that
comes with 200Mb of different Unix dependencies. But.. looks like
thing got better for Python https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pykg-config/1.3.0

anatoly t.

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