November 23
On Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 18:00:16 UTC, Luís Ferreira wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-11-23 at 17:36 +0000, Imperatorn via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 14:01:15 UTC, Adam D Ruppe wrote:
>> > On Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 13:49:36 UTC, Imperatorn wrote:
>> > > How do you propose dub would do that
>> > 
>> > By asking the system package manager.
>> 
>> Well yeah, but how without doing a lot of work
>
> If I iterpret system package manager as distribution-specific, relying on system package manager is not the way. There is tools like pkg- config or pkgconf that provides mechanisms to manage dependencies and its required configurations to link/compile the library with the dependent software.

Yeah, and also just on some platforms
November 23
On Tue, 2021-11-23 at 21:00 +0000, Imperatorn via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
> On Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 18:00:16 UTC, Luís Ferreira wrote:
> > On Tue, 2021-11-23 at 17:36 +0000, Imperatorn via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
> > > On Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 14:01:15 UTC, Adam D Ruppe wrote:
> > > > On Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 13:49:36 UTC, Imperatorn wrote:
> > > > > How do you propose dub would do that
> > > > 
> > > > By asking the system package manager.
> > > 
> > > Well yeah, but how without doing a lot of work
> > 
> > If I iterpret system package manager as distribution-specific, relying on system package manager is not the way. There is tools like pkg- config or pkgconf that provides mechanisms to manage dependencies and its required configurations to link/compile the library with the dependent software.
> 
> Yeah, and also just on some platforms

Ideally we should cover the platforms that have this mechanisms standardized and also have something similar to e.g. Python packaging, which have a list of paths like $PATH to look for packages in order.

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Sincerely,
Luís Ferreira @ lsferreira.net



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