[MacPorts] #37420: ncurses: snow leopard binary missing pkgconfig files

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Fri Dec 28 15:42:26 PST 2012

#37420: ncurses: snow leopard binary missing pkgconfig files
  Reporter:  ryandesign@…  |      Owner:  jmr@…
      Type:  defect        |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal        |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports         |    Version:  2.1.2
Resolution:                |   Keywords:  haspatch
      Port:  ncurses       |

Comment (by ryandesign@…):

 The intention, if not the current functioning, of the configure script
 seems to be to only install the .pc files if pkgconfig is detected. Adding
 the pkgconfig dependency would satisfy that, even if the pkgconfig program
 itself is not actually needed to build ncurses. While we should of course
 avoid unnecessary dependencies, I wouldn't feel too bad about adding a
 pkgconfig dependency, since pkgconfig is needed by so many other ports

 Alternately, you could write and maintain forever a patch against the
 configure script to always install the .pc files, if you prefer to take on
 that burden.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/37420#comment:9>
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