llvm-pkg-config: Generate Pkg-Config configuration file for LLVM

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Building the llvm-base package is fragile due to its configuration process. It would be much simpler, if LLVM would support pkg-config since this is nicely integrated in Cabal. However, LLVM developers do not seem to care much about it: http://llvm.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=9405. If we are lucky we get pkg-config support in Debian Linux. Until this comes true, you can use this program. It calls llvm-config and writes its output to a PC file.


calls default llvm-config and writes the generated file to standard output.

sudo llvm-pkg-config --install

installs the PC file at a default location. This should be the standard task to perform.

llvm-pkg-config --llvm-config=/custom/path/to/llvm-config

if you have multiple versions of LLVM installed you may choose an llvm-config other than the default one.

You can check, whether your config file is found by pkg-config using

pkg-config --modversion llvm

It should show the version number of LLVM you want to use.

If you install llvm.pc in a non-standard location you may need to extend the search path for pkg-config

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=your-llvm-pc-path:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH

The package also includes the bash script make-pkg-config.sh that should also generate the llvm.pc file.

Versions [RSS] [faq] 0.0,,, 0.0.1, 0.0.2
Dependencies base (>=4.2 && <5), Cabal (>=1.14 && <4), explicit-exception (>=0.1.7 && <0.2), process (>=1.0 && <1.7), shell-utility (>=0.0 && <0.2), transformers (>=0.2.2 && <0.7), utility-ht (>=0.0.14 && <0.1) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Henning Thielemann
Maintainer llvm@henning-thielemann.de
Category Code Generation
Source repo this: darcs get https://hub.darcs.net/thielema/llvm-pkg-config/ --tag 0.0.2
head: darcs get https://hub.darcs.net/thielema/llvm-pkg-config/
Uploaded by HenningThielemann at 2021-10-16T15:05:01Z
Distributions NixOS:0.0.1
Executables llvm-pkg-config
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