8.18. Pkgconf-2.1.1

The pkgconf package is a successor to pkg-config and contains a tool for passing the include path and/or library paths to build tools during the configure and make phases of package installations.

Approximate build time: less than 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 4.6 MB

8.18.1. Installation of Pkgconf

Prepare Pkgconf for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr              \
            --disable-static           \

Compile the package:


Install the package:

make install

To maintain compatibility with the original Pkg-config create two symlinks:

ln -sv pkgconf   /usr/bin/pkg-config
ln -sv pkgconf.1 /usr/share/man/man1/pkg-config.1

8.18.2. Contents of Pkgconf

Installed programs: pkgconf, pkg-config (link to pkgconf), and bomtool
Installed library: libpkgconf.so
Installed directory: /usr/share/doc/pkgconf-2.1.1

Short Descriptions


Returns meta information for the specified library or package


Generates a Software Bill Of Materials from pkg-config .pc files


Contains most of pkgconf's functionality, while allowing other tools like IDEs and compilers to use its frameworks