Bug 169335 - /usr/share/pkgconfig is not owned by any package
/usr/share/pkgconfig is not owned by any package
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pkgconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2005-09-27 01:20 EDT by Ralf Corsepius
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 14:46:48 EDT
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Description Ralf Corsepius 2005-09-27 01:20:34 EDT
Description of problem:
/usr/share/pkgconfig is not owned by any package

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
# rpm -qf /usr/share/pkgconfig
file /usr/share/pkgconfig is not owned by any package

Expected results:
/usr/share/pkgconfig should be owned.

As /usr/share/pkgconfig is pretty much useless without pkgconfig, adding
/usr/share/pkgconfig to the pkgconfig-rpm probably would be a feasible solution.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2005-09-29 14:46:48 EDT
Not worth an FC4 update, but fixed in Rawhide
Comment 2 Ralf Corsepius 2005-09-29 21:54:40 EDT
On a second thought, is using /usr/share/pkgconfig correct at all?

I am not sure. Shouldn't all *.pc's be installed into %{_libdir}/pkgconfig?

I.e. shouldn't all packages installing their *.pcs to /usr/share/pkgconfig be
considered broken, because *.pcs contain cflags, libs etc => Unless very
carefully handcrafted, in general *.pc's aren't architecture independent and
therefore probably should never be installed to /usr/share/* at all?
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2005-10-12 10:05:10 EDT
/usr/share/pkgconfig is used for .pc files describing noarch things.

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