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FS#1667 - Replacing pkg-config with pkgconf

Attached to Project: CRUX
Opened by Camille (onodera) - Friday, 08 June 2018, 14:00 GMT
Last edited by Juergen Daubert (jue) - Wednesday, 03 March 2021, 14:44 GMT
Task Type Improvement
Category ports → core/opt
Status New
Assigned To CRUX Developers (crux)
Operating System CRUX
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.4
Due in Version 3.7
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


Recently Arch replaced[1] pkg-config with pkgconf[2], an implementation of pkg-config that is actively maintained. I think CRUX should do the same.

pkgconf is reportedly both faster and has saner behavior[3][4]. Moreover it doesn't have circular dependency on glib.
I have been using pkgconf as a pkg-config replacement[5] on my machines for the past ~2 years without any problems.

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Comment by Tim Biermann (tb) - Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 12:59 GMT

I am currently testing this for the past 4 weeks with a lot of compiling and so on, I see no draw backs, what does the CRUX core team think about pkgconf in general?