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Re: [PATCH] add support for pkg-config detection of libidn (Daniel)?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:12:34 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 30 Nov 2011, Guenter wrote:

>>> But it still might be a good idea to consider whether it makes sense for
>>> curl to continue to develop and maintain its own pkg-config detection code
>>> in now that there is a standard ready-made solution.. Daniel
>>> indicated earlier in this thread that he was even sympathetic to the idea
>>> of reimplementing PKG_CHECK_MODULES, but there don't seem to be any
>>> obstacles now to just using the real one.

> Daniel, any thoughts about this? I sounds to me that Mark wants to / is
> willing to contribute further and rewrite the checks ...

I think it sounds like a good idea, assuming we can use that to clean up our
pkg-config uses in and related files.

We already use other m4 packages (from libtool for example) that are GPL with
that exception language in their headers, so I can't see any problems with us
adding another file in the same spirit.

I would however also like to hear Yang's view on this first, as he's done a
lot of the configure hacking and cleanups.

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