PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR needs to be set by xdeb

Bug #623478 reported by Nicolas Dechesne on 2010-08-24
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xdeb (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xdeb

This bug is related to the following email discussion:

When invoking debuild, xdeb should make sure that PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR is set properly to /usr/arm-linux-gnueabi/lib/pkgconfig:
/usr/arm-linux-gnueabi/share/pkgconfig, otherwise pkg-config may not be able to find the proper pkg config data.

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Loïc Minier (lool) on 2010-08-24
Changed in xdeb (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Wookey (wookey)
importance: Undecided → High
Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

So as a workaround, we should add this for now:
    buildpackage.append('-ePKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR=/usr/%s/lib/pkgconfig' % deb_host_gnu_type)

IF there is no $triplet-pkg-config in the path (which there isn't right now).

Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Probably /usr/share/pkgconfig should be added as well, not /usr/$triplet/share/pkgconfig

+++ Loïc Minier [2010-08-24 17:16 -0000]:
> Probably /usr/share/pkgconfig should be added as well, not
> /usr/$triplet/share/pkgconfig

I think you are right that /usr/share/pkgconfig is a 'better' place,
but dpkg-cross currently puts arch-indep pkgconfig files in

So I guess it depends if the file is being supplied by the native
package or a -cross package. I'm not sure which is currently the case
with xdeb. I'll check.

Principal hats: Linaro, Emdebian, Wookware, Balloonboard, ARM

Wookey (wookey) wrote :

Here is a patch that adds this functionality/fixes the bug.

I don't have a good test-case to know if it really has the desired affect.

Wookey (wookey) wrote :
Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Thanks for working on this

Try building libxt (didn't try it out myself), it seems to call pkg-config for e.g. x11.pc

Your patch comments out GTEST_INCLUDEDIR and GTEST_LIBDIR.

You don't need string, you can 'foo:bar:baz'.split(os.pathsep). You could just provide a function to search an *executable* in the PATH rather than any file and passing the PATH to the function.

Do we really want /usr/%s/share/pkgconfig? It seems the right thing is /usr/share/pkgconfig? I believe you definitely want to list /usr/share/pkgconfig.

Could you send your next patch as a merge proposal?


Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Ah one more thing: your changelog entry should mention "LP: #1234" rather than "close: 1234" (closes is for Debian bugs).

tags: added: patch
Wookey (wookey) wrote :

in version 0.6.1

Changed in xdeb (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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