POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : Some help needed : Re: Some help needed Server Time
28 Nov 2021 10:32:45 EST (-0500)
  Re: Some help needed  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 20 May 2017 09:34:57
Message: <59204601$1@news.povray.org>
On 05/20/2017 03:42 AM, clipka wrote:
> Am 19.05.2017 um 21:35 schrieb William F Pokorny:
> 
>> Got back to this a while ago. The more I dig the more I think if the
>> pkg-config command and its infrastructure exists, it should be used first.
>>
>> In fact for best reliability, the pkg-config mechanism should perhaps be
>> used first for all our packages when available. The necessary .pc files
>> exists for the Simple DirectMedia Layer library too it turns out.
> 
> Are you sure about this?
> 
> To my knowledge, the pkg-config mechanism tells you what packages are
> installed via a Linux distribution's package management, such as apt.
> 
> However, if the user chooses to install a different version of a library
> locally, using environment variables or parameters to `./configure` to
> point the compiler there, then my guess is that relying on pkg-config
> would seriously screw up things.
> 
> 
> Unless pkg-config reliably addresses that issue, in my opinion our first
> attempt should be to try and pry the relevant information from the very
> files that will be accessed during compilation, i.e. the header files.
> 

I'm unsure at the moment how the other version mechanism works but would 
be a little surprised if pkg-config doesn't have a mechanism to handle 
it. I'll do a little more digging on this and see what I can turn up.

We can certainly hard code flags to what works now if you want to do this.

Bill P.


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