Bug 39763 - autogen.sh should check pkg-config availability
Summary: autogen.sh should check pkg-config availability
Alias: None
Product: HarfBuzz
Classification: Unclassified
Component: src (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
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Reported: 2011-08-02 06:35 UTC by suzuki toshiya
Modified: 2012-09-26 17:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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patch to check pkg-config availability before autoreconf (358 bytes, patch)
2011-08-02 06:35 UTC, suzuki toshiya
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Description suzuki toshiya 2011-08-02 06:35:26 UTC
Created attachment 49838 [details] [review]
patch to check pkg-config availability before autoreconf

To generate configure script by autoconf correctly, pkg.m4 is required.
It is difficult for users to understand the error message when pkg.m4 is missing,
it is expected that autogen.sh checks pkg-config availability.
configure itself uses pkg-config too, so the dependency is not harmful.

Attachment is a patch to check pkg-config. However, if some systems separate
pkg-config command and pkg.m4 macro, further improvement is needed.
Comment 1 Behdad Esfahbod 2011-08-02 08:24:18 UTC
Humm, I'll check that pkg-config is installed.  That doesn't necessary mean that pkg.m4 is available, but it's probably good enough.
Comment 2 Behdad Esfahbod 2012-09-26 17:44:48 UTC
This is fixed already.

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