Suggested addition to the GnuTLS Windows installer

Simon Josefsson simon at
Wed May 7 13:37:47 CEST 2008


> It would be useful to include the lib/pkgconfig/gnutls.pc and
> bin/libgcrypt-config files also in the Windows installer of GnuTLS.
> Then the configury of other software ported from Unix that uses GnuTLS
> would work directly also on mingw+MSYS.

Ah, right.  They are in the *.ZIP file, but not installed by the

> The gnutls.pc you would distribute can be as generated by your build,
> it doesn't matter that the prefix in it points to some folder on your
> build machine that won't exist on the machines where gnutls.pc is
> used. pkg-config on Windows automatically replaces the prefix from the
> .pc file with one deduced from the location of the .pc file anyway, as
> long as the .pc file is in a "normal" location that ends with
> .../lib/pkgconfig.

Ok, I added all files to the binary installer.

> The libgcrypt-config file is a bit more problematic. The one I cooked
> up for myself has this in the beginning:
> prefix=`dirname $0`/..
> exec_prefix=${prefix}
> version=1.4.0
> includedir=${prefix}/include
> libdir=${prefix}/lib
> gpg_error_libs=-lgpg-error
> gpg_error_cflags=
> I don't know how easy it would be to automatically generate a
> libgcrypt-config file that would look like that, but otherwise use the
> normal @FOO@ Autoconf expansions for version numbers etc.

Patches welcome to achieve this. :) (Against the Makefile distributed at -- it should probably be moved into git
or similar.)


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