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From "Benoit Chesneau (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1012) Utility to help plugin developers manage paths
Date Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:30:28 GMT

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Benoit Chesneau commented on COUCHDB-1012:
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most of multi-platforms programs provide both (pkg-config and their own config stuff) sicne
pkg-config isn't installed by default on some platforms. Do you think it could be a problem
to have both too with couchdb? 

Also what is the status of this ticket? What **actions** should we do to close it in near
future? 

> Utility to help plugin developers manage paths
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1012
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1012
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Build System
>            Reporter: Randall Leeds
>            Assignee: Randall Leeds
>             Fix For: 1.2
>
>         Attachments: 0001-add-couch-config-file-used-to-ease-the-build-of-plug.patch,
0001-add-couch-config-file-used-to-ease-the-build-of-plug.patch, 0001-support-pkg-config-for-plugins-COUCHDB-1012.patch
>
>
> Developers may want to write plugins (like GeoCouch) for CouchDB. Many hooks in the configuration
system allow loading arbitrary Erlang modules to handle various internal tasks, but currently
there is no straightforward and portable way for developers of these plugins to discover the
location of the CouchDB library files.
> Two options that have been proposed are to use pkg-config or install a separate script
that could be invoked (e.g. as couch-config --erl-libs) to discover important CouchDB installation
paths.
> As far as I know the loudest argument against pkg-config is lack of support for Windows.

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