Bug 90853 - Missing pkg-config files
Missing pkg-config files
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-libs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2003-05-14 13:38 EDT by Rick Stevens
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Description Rick Stevens 2003-05-14 13:38:48 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?

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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

Additional info:
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-05-14 14:17:46 EDT
You need to install the -devel packages, e.g. libgnome-devel, to compile

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