Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

where does 'pkg-config' takes its information from?

What files do I need when building a .deb package ?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 5 down vote accepted

http://linux.die.net/man/1/pkg-config

pkg-config retrieves information about packages from special metadata files. These files are named after the package, with the extension .pc. By default, pkg-config looks in the directory prefix/lib/pkgconfig for these files; it will also look in the colon-separated (on Windows, semicolon-separated) list of directories specified by the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable.

share|improve this answer

I found the info whilst poking around: I did

pkg-config --debug dbus-1

and I got:

/usr/lib/pkginfo

/usr/share/pkgconfig

a lot of times... so I guess I just need to drop '.pc.' files in those directories when I am building a .deb package.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.