Installing proto pc files in /usr/share/pkgconfig?

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Sun Sep 23 15:27:04 PDT 2012

On Sep 23, 2012 10:35 AM, "Matt Turner" <mattst88 at> wrote:
> Hi Gaetan,
> The proto packages install their pc files in $(libdir)/pkgconfig, but
> this leads to files being installed in /usr/lib32 or /usr/lib64 when
> there's nothing ABI specific about them.
> Would it be reasonable to install them to $(prefix)/share/pkgconfig

I think people always recognized that was correct, but were scared of
builds randomly failing because people didn't put that directory in
PKG_CONFIG_PATH. Nowadays I say just bite the bullet. I think enough
packages have blazed that trail at this point.

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