Problem compiling programs

Andrew Haley aph at
Tue Nov 8 20:36:25 UTC 2011

On 11/08/2011 06:22 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
> I've tried downloading some tarballs and compiling them, without 
> success.  In each case, ./configure complains that it can't find one or 
> more libraries that I have installed.  Checking, it turns out that 
> PKG_CONFIG_PATH isn't set.
> This leads to two questions: what should it be set to and why isn't it set?

You have to look at config.log and see what is happening.  You
don't need to set PKG_CONFIG_PATH.


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