Bug 675334 - pkg-config in Fedora 14 backslash escape its output
pkg-config in Fedora 14 backslash escape its output
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pkgconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2011-02-04 17:57 EST by Mattias Ellert
Modified: 2012-08-16 12:41 EDT (History)
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Description Mattias Ellert 2011-02-04 17:57:38 EST
Description of problem:

Using pkgconfig-0.25-2.fc14:

$ pkg-config --cflags xmlsec1
-DXMLSEC_CRYPTO=\\\"openssl\\\" -DXMLSEC_CRYPTO_DYNAMIC_LOADING=1 -D__XMLSEC_FUNCTION__=__FUNCTION__ -DXMLSEC_NO_SIZE_T -DXMLSEC_NO_GOST=1 -DXMLSEC_NO_XKMS=1 -DXMLSEC_DL_LIBLTDL=1, -I/usr/include/xmlsec1 -I/usr/include/libxml2

Using the pkg-config binary extracted from pkgconfig-0.23-9.fc12 (currently used on Fedora 13)

pkg-config --cflags xmlsec1
-DXMLSEC_CRYPTO=\"openssl\" -DXMLSEC_CRYPTO_DYNAMIC_LOADING=1 -D__XMLSEC_FUNCTION__=__FUNCTION__ -DXMLSEC_NO_SIZE_T -DXMLSEC_NO_GOST=1 -DXMLSEC_NO_XKMS=1 -DXMLSEC_DL_LIBLTDL=1, -I/usr/include/xmlsec1 -I/usr/include/libxml2

With the version in Fedora 14 the output is backslashed escaped - \\\"openssl\\\" vs. \"openssl\" using the same .pc file as input. The .pc file itself contains the escaped string.

When using the CFLAGS produced by the Fedora 14 with gcc/g++ there are warnings:

<command-line>:0:16: warning: missing terminating " character

so it is not working as intended.

Is this change in behaviour of pkg-config unintentional - i.e. a bug that should be fixed in pkg-config? Or is it an intentional change and it is the xmlsec1 package that need to adjust its .pc file?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
pkgconfig-0.25-2.fc14
Comment 1 Jason Long 2012-08-10 10:52:06 EDT
This is also a problem in Fedora 15 (xmlsec1 version xmlsec1-1.2.16-4.fc15.i686).

I got hit by the same problem. I ended up manually fixing the .pc file to remove the extra backslashes.
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