Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90853
Missing pkg-config files
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
It appears that many libraries are not installed with pkg-config files
(/usr/lib/pkg-config/*.pc) under RedHat 9. I first noticed this with libgnome,
libgnomeui and their bretheren.
The lack of pkg-config files prevents the compilation and/or execution of
programs such as FireStarter.
Is this a bug, oversight, or what? Is there a fix for it?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download the firestarter source tarball
2. Untar it in a work directory.
3. "./configure" and watch it complain.
Actual Results: The configure script will abort with "libgnome-2.0 was not
found in the pkg-config search path". Looking at /usr/lib/pkg-config, there is
no libgnome*.pc file.
Expected Results: I'd expect .configure to finish, allowing one to make the
You need to install the -devel packages, e.g. libgnome-devel, to compile