On Jul 24, 2009, at 11:03 AM, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:

Only true if you install POPT into standard system locations. But if I
install POPT with --includedir=/usr/include/popt --libdir=/usr/lib/ popt
the pkg-config file still allows me to build and link against POPT
without having to know its particular install locations (assuming that
at least the popt.pc is in a standard location or at least in the
PKG_CONFIG_PATH -- or whatever the name of this variable is). So, yes
and no, it can be considered a little bit overkill for POPT, but in
general it is already useful just because it encapsulates/remembers the
install locations.

Point taken. Good, there's a usage case at least. There's so
much fussing with popt for little known purpose.

73 de Jeff
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