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




On 2018-05-04 09:58 -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:

> 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,

Huh?  No it doesn't:

$ apt-cache show libc6-dev | grep Depends
Depends: libc6 (= 2.27-3), libc-dev-bin (= 2.27-3), linux-libc-dev

Cheers,
       Sven