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Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] detect openssl via pkg-config if it's available

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] detect openssl via pkg-config if it's available
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 17:43:46 -0400
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On Thursday 24 May 2012 17:14:30 Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Thursday 24 May 2012 16:31:04 Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
> > Mike Frysinger <address@hidden> writes:
> > > Newer versions of openssl ship with pkg-config files, so if we can
> > > detect it via those, do so.  If that fails, fall back to the classic
> > > method.
> > 
> > thanks for your contribution.  It seems like a big change in the way
> > configure will work.  I think that if we want to use pkg-config then we
> > should use it for any external library involved, not just openssl.
> zlib, pcre, uuid, and gnutls can be updated to search pkg-config, but
> gcrypt and gpg-error cannot because the upstream there is being
> pig-headed.
> plus, requiring .pc files from these libs would imply a recent version for
> some since many haven't started providing them until recently.
> i don't personally have a problem requiring information to be provided by
> .pc files when the respective projects have started offering them in
> recent versions, but others might.  and seeing as how i'm not the
> maintainer, i don't get to make the final decision.
> lemme know which way you want to go, and i can send out an update that also
> checks for zlib/pcre/uuid/gnutls via pkg-config.

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