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There's some noise about pkg-config `concept' beeing broken see this post and this one from Wine's project leader.

I didn't find details over this brokeness statement. Potorange (talk) 14:17, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

The first link is not relevant (the cause in the erroneously specification of a library or of its usage), the second link does not give any rational. --Hibou57 (talk) 04:12, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

A standard or a software?[edit]

To my understanding, `pkg-config` is more a standard than a software, and Freedesktop is indeed about standards, although it's doing the same error (to my eyes) as Wikipedia, referring to it as a software instead of as a standard. If `pkg-config` is not at least also a standard and just software, then how its behaviour specified? Another point of view, is that if I'm not wrong, there use to be applications like Code::Blocks, reading and interpreting `*.pc` files without relying on the legacy `pkg-config` application. --Hibou57 (talk) 04:18, 15 August 2014 (UTC)