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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Re: New pkg-config introducing a build loop
On Mon, 16 May 2011 18:24, Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@...> wrote:

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 7:25 AM, Vincent Untz <vuntz@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

pkg-config 0.26 is out and one of the changes is the removal of an
internal copy of the glib code. That means that pkg-config now requires
glib to build. However, glib requires pkg-config to build. Hence a fun
build loop.

Does anyone have any idea how we should deal with this situation?



Brainstorm only:

Can you have glib depend on an older version of pkg-config that still
has its own glib?

That sort of "fix" might even last for years before glib depends on
new pkg-config functionality.

Still not a very clean way to do things, since you need both the old
static pkg-config package in factory as well as the new one.


Food for tought:

- How do they build pkg-config upstream?
- Don't they have the same trouble?

None the less, could a static glib for pkg-config be
the temporal answer for us? - at least until upstream
has a solution?

From a user of pkg-config point-of-view, what are the
advantages of version 0.26 versus the prior version?

Is 0.26 really needed? - or would a (error) patched
prior version still suit or needs?

Thanks, Yamaban out.
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