1. 26 Jun, 2014 2 commits
    • Martin Storsjö's avatar
      Include private dependencies automatically in pkg-config for non-shared builds · c8b1d2fa
      Martin Storsjö authored
      When a user invokes pkg-config to get the necessary linker flags
      for linking to libhogweed, the user can add --static to get the
      private dependencies included, which are necessary for static
      linking. If the hogweed build contains both static and shared
      libraries, this works as intended - if the user explicitly passes
      -static to the linker to have it favor static libs over shared
      ones, the same user also needs to tell pkg-config about this intention.
      
      If the hogweed build happens to be static-only, the user of the
      library might not be aware of this, and might not realize needing
      to pass --static to pkg-config. (This is even more an issue in
      setups with a large number of libraries, where only a few of them
      are built static-only.)
      
      For these cases, where a library is built as only a static library,
      one fairly common convention (not used everywhere, but at least in
      some libraries I regularly use) is to include the private dependencies
      in the non-private section. This makes sure a user of the library
      doesn't need to be concerned about which way this library was built
      (unless the user intentionally overrides defaults by passing
      flags such as -static to the linker).
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  2. 20 Jul, 2011 1 commit