6.19. Pkg-config-0.28

The pkg-config package contains a tool for passing the include path and/or library paths to build tools during the configure and make file execution.

Approximate build time: 0.3 SBU
Required disk space: 29 MB

6.19.1. Installation of Pkg-config

Prepare Pkg-config for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr        \
            --with-internal-glib \
            --disable-host-tool  \

The meaning of the new configure options:


This will allow pkg-config to use its internal version of Glib because an external version is not available in LFS.


This option disables the creation of an undesired hard link to the pkg-config program.

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

6.19.2. Contents of Pkg-config

Installed program: pkg-config
Installed directory: /usr/share/doc/pkg-config-0.28

Short Descriptions


returns meta information for the specified library or package