in reply to Dei ex machina - State of the External Dependency Arts

I wrote that there seems some possibility that the ExtUtils::PkgConfig had not been widely adopted by Perlers because it itself is not a utility written in C Perl. That's highly speculative in a writeup in which I tried to be generally objective:

One might wonder why-when so many wild gestures of distress have been witnessed, over the years, as Perl users and authors grapple with the “external dependency” problem. Is it because this is an interface to a tool that is not, itself, written in Perl.

Anyway, it turns out that, lurking in the other neighborhoods of F/LOSS software, there is a (non-CPAN, at this writing) project that implements another variant of pkg-config in Perl. It's at this Github repository (as of this writing) and I've forked it to https://github.com/somian/pkg-config.

I do endorse the OpenBSD Perl pkgconfig

It's the best one I've found out there. But there's no CPAN / Perl installer infrastructure put together for users in my repo yet. So it is recommended that people with enough knowledge to work that little problem, only, attempt to install from that codebase.

UPDATE in 2013: Apr 01
corrected mistatement above. Apr 01, 2013 at 17:30 UTC


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