Bug#632891: missing -lgpg-error in gnutls.pc:Libs.private

Marcin Owsiany porridge at debian.org
Thu Jul 7 18:24:19 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 07, 2011 at 07:57:12PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> On 2011-07-06 Marcin Owsiany <porridge at debian.org> wrote:
> > Package: libgnutls-dev
> > Version: 2.10.5-2
> > Severity: normal
> > It is not possible to staticly link the following sample program while
> > depending on the information provided by pkg-config, because the pkg-config
> > file for gnutls only lists -lgcrypt, but not its static dependencies.
> [...]
> Hello,
> True. However since gcrypt does not provide a pkg-config file (not
> wanted upstream) there is no elegant way to fix this. I guess we will
> end up hardcoding gcrypt's static depends in gnutls' ./configure.

Perhaps they could reconsider if you explain the rationale with this as
an example?

Alternatively, maybe the gcrypt Debian package maintainer could
distribute the pkgconfig file? That would at least be a better place
than gnutls...

Marcin Owsiany <porridge at debian.org>             http://marcin.owsiany.pl/
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