[petsc-dev] remnants of pkg-config in BuildSystem?

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 16:46:59 CST 2012

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 5:24 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
>    In BuildSystem I find
>    if hasattr(self, 'usePkgConfig') and 'with-'+self.package+'-pkg-config' in self.framework.argDB:
>       self.framework.argDB['with-'+self.package] = 1
>       self.usePkgConfig()
> and
>     if hasattr(self, 'usePkgConfig'):
>       help.addArgument(self.PACKAGE, '-with-'+self.package+'-pkg-config=<dir>', nargs.ArgDir(None, None, 'Indicate the root directory of the '+self.name+' installation'))
> not signs of any implemented usePkgConfig()
>    Am I missing something or are these just plans that never came to fruition?

I think I implemented more on my machine for FEniCS SCons but decided
it was not the right thing. So yes, you are right.


>    Thanks
>     Barry

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which
their experiments lead.
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