6.19. Pkg-config-0.29.1

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: 31 MB

6.19.1. Installation of Pkg-config

Prepare Pkg-config for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr        \
            --with-internal-glib \
            --disable-compile-warnings \
            --disable-host-tool  \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/pkg-config-0.29.1

The meaning of the new configure options:

--with-internal-glib

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

--disable-compile-warnings

This option prevents the build system from using compiler flags which cause build failure when building with GCC 6.

--disable-host-tool

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

Compile the package:

make

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-0.29.1

Short Descriptions

pkg-config

returns meta information for the specified library or package