[swift-evolution] Draft Proposal SwiftPM System Module Search Paths

Max Howell max.howell at apple.com
Wed Apr 6 13:11:23 CDT 2016

> I don't see that information in the man page (also, I am not familiar enough with pkg-config to know how results described in that man page translate to other systems).
> Specifically, that man page does not seem to document where on disk the .pc files live. How are we going to know that?
> For example, one on random VM I have lying about I see .pc files here:
> --
> /# find / -name \*.pc | xargs dirname | sort | uniq
> /usr/lib/pkgconfig
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/pkgconfig
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/pkgconfig/mit-krb5
> /usr/share/pkgconfig
> --
> and the pkg-config tool appears to be able to find results from all of those. How would we know those directory names if we don't have a dependency on the actual tool?

There is a config file and an environment variable.

Do you need me to document them completely so that we can move forward with this?

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