libglew1.5-dev package does not include pkgconfig file

Bug #505712 reported by Arc "warthog" Riley on 2010-01-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
glew (Ubuntu)
Daniel T Chen

Bug Description

pkg-config is an essential tool for software to detect libraries and acquire the build flags to use them properly. This package should contain (ie) /usr/lib/pkgconfig/glew.pc but does not. See Mesa's gl.pc for an example of a similar package.

Lack of this file (and thus ability to detect a system-wide library) leads upstream packagers to include a local static copy of GLEW making more work for Ubuntu packagers to modify upstream build scripts to manually link to this library.

Please, for the cost of a few hundred bytes in a -dev package it will save a lot of headache.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jan 10 21:24:13 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: libglew1.5-dev 1.5.1-4ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: glew
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic x86_64

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Arc "warthog" Riley (arcriley) wrote :
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2010-01-12
Changed in glew (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Daniel T Chen (crimsun)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package glew - 1.5.1-7ubuntu2

glew (1.5.1-7ubuntu2) lucid; urgency=low

  * Add pkg-config files (LP: #505712):
    + Makefile: Generate pkg-config files
    + debian/libglew{,mx}1.5-dev.install:
    + debian/rules: Amend for pkg-config addition
  * debian/watch: Fix regex, as upstream tarball filename has changed
 -- Daniel T Chen <email address hidden> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 20:00:24 -0500

Changed in glew (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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