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Re: pkg-config: required as dep so often - How and where to report?




On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 03:48:26PM +0200, Alexander Traud wrote:
> To compile a (quite large) project, I had to install several packages
> (dependencies). The project required the tool pkg-config. However, that
> was not mentioned anywhere. Still the project compiled/built, because
> one of the other dependencies (libsrtp2-dev) installed pkg-config as
> side effect. So, I had pure luck that it succeeded.

libc6-dev depends on pkg-config, and build-essential depends on libc6-dev.

So I don't think it's necessary.  You're allowed to assume build-essential
is installed, I believe.