[Openal-devel] Some patches used in Debian openal-soft package
jdaly at ist.ucf.edu
Mon May 18 08:48:33 PDT 2009
Chris Robinson wrote:
> Hi Andres.
> Out of curiosity, how many unmaintained projects are there that require
> openal-config, and can't be patched by distros to use pkg-config instead?
> IIRC, the old OpenAL also used pkg-config, so using that should still work
> fine for both the old and new library.
I doubt there are many left, however I've seen modern packages (SDL is
one I can think of off the top of my head) still shipping both the .pc
and the -config scripts. I tend to agree that pkg-config is tidier, but
I'm not sure why it's a maintenance headache to keep both, especially
when they're both automatically generated from .in files anyway.
I'm no package maintainer, so let me know if I'm off base here, but what
about modifying the install process to install the .pc if the host has
pkg-config available and openal-config if not? I've seen many
auto-configuration scripts (whether autoconf- or cmake-based) that look
for both pkg-config and *-config versions for the same package (in case
one or the other isn't there). It seems to me that this would maximize
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