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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] libxl: provide xenlight.pc

On Wed, 2015-01-14 at 16:58 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [PATCH] libxl: provide xenlight.pc"):
> > On Fri, 2015-01-09 at 14:32 +0000, Wei Liu wrote:
> > > A pkg-config file for libxl. It also contains two variables
> > > (xenfirmwaredir and libexec_bin) so that tools that are very keen on
> > > knowing the locations of Xen binaries (say, libvirt) can use them to
> > > determine the location of the binaries.
> ...
> > This seems like a reasonable thing to provide and the manner which you
> > do so seems sane. I've not actually read any pkg-config specs to check
> > the content, but it looks plausible:
> Thanks, Ian.  (I haven't checked the supplied .pc file.)
> > Acked-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > 
> > We ought to consider if there are any other libraries we should do this
> > for, I think non-stable API ones like libxenctrl/guest should be
> > explicitly excluded.
> The obvious one is xenstore.  I'm not sure how much we want to
> consider that to have a stable API.
> Also, what about libxl users who want to use xentoollog ?

I think both of those should be candidates for a .pc file, but that
needn't block this patch IMHO.

xentoollog could do with moving out of tools/libxc, but ISTR trying that
years ago and it turned into a yakk of some sort.


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