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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Could we decide on an official policy about pkgconfig() style BuildRequires?
On Tue, 3 Jul 2012, Cristian Morales Vega wrote:

On 3 July 2012 16:27, Peter Linnell <plinnell@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Christian,

This all looks good, but can you revert the pkgconfig stuff, so it will
build at least on SLES11 SP2 ?

I'd prefer not to break this unessecarily on the lates SLE.

Thanks!

Peter

On 07/02/2012 02:23 PM, christian.morales.vega@xxxxxxxxx wrote:


home:RedDwarf:branches:network:utilities/aria2-parts ->
network:utilities/aria2


https://build.opensuse.org/request/show/126938


pkg-config()-style dependencies

Pros:
- Cross-distro compatibility

Which means disallowing patching or generation of pkgconfig files
ourselves.

- Immune to package renames and splits (and someday someone is going
to decide splitting libqt4-devel is a good idea...)

Cons:
- They don't work with SLE and Evergreen
- Cannot split -devel packages properly. Like the -devel-static
packages cannot be required this way.

So we'd have a mix of ways anyway which I do not like very much.

Richard.
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