Problem compiling programs

Ian Malone ibmalone at
Tue Nov 8 21:45:49 UTC 2011

On 8 November 2011 18:22, Joe Zeff <joe at> 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?

Unset for me, but I do have this involved:

$ pkg-config --libs vorbis
-lvorbis -lm -logg


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