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Re: pkg-config-0.21-requires-private-fix.patch breaks Requires.private Cflags

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen redhat com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 23:54 +0100, Chitlesh GOORAH wrote:
>> My question is what is the solution to this issue and what should both
>> packagers and upstream do ?
>> Since we have many upstream projects using Fedora to develop their
>> software, I believe we can not afford to keep it broken.
> That is why it was fixed.
>  Mon Dec  8 2008 Matthias Clasen  <mclasen redhat com> - 1:0.23-6
> - Remove a patch that is no longer necessary and causes more
>  problems than it solves (#224148)

You're probably really tired of hearing from me on this issue :)

I think it would be nice to backport that fix to F9 and F10. Since the
feature that patch was originally trying to address (bad pkg-config
autoreqs) is not being used in those fedora releases, I think it would
be good to get pkg-config back in line with the upstream behavior. As
it stands, the patch is only serving to make the F9 and F10 pkg-config
incompatible with other releases out in the wild. There's no gain from
keeping that patch, IMO.


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