pkgconfig license

Adam Jackson ajax at
Sat Apr 23 08:46:54 PDT 2005

On Saturday 23 April 2005 10:22, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Apr 2005, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> > Reading I see that
> > pkgconfig is required to build the modular tree, not only for
> > developpers. This conflicts with the goal that X.Org should be buildable
> > on OpenBSD's (or NetBSD's) base system which doesn't include pkgconfig
> > (and never will as long as its license is the GPL).
> > Is it possible to ask the pkgconfig developpers to change the license to
> > the MIT/X one or at least to a dual scheme ?
> I agree it should have a better license.
> And it should be easy to rewrite.
> Also, I think pkg-config can be bypassed also for OpenBSD and NetBSD since
> you already have a defined system and clearly know what software is
> included.

Good pkg-config style is to use a pkg-config check first and fall back to 
traditional configure probes if it's not available.

- ajax
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