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Re: ✘gpsd release coming

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: ✘gpsd release coming
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2020 11:28:52 -0700

Yo Bernd!

On Tue, 4 Aug 2020 19:11:13 +0200
Bernd Zeimetz <> wrote:

> On 8/4/20 6:46 PM, Gary E. Miller wrote:
> > On Gentoo, Arch, etc. you can not know the "right path" at build
> > time.  
> well, use /usr/lib/gpsd then,

Which is wrong for almsot all distros that support gpsd.

> add an appropriate pkgconfig file for
> those who want to link that library.

Packaging is downstream problem.  None of them use our suggested
packaging anyway.

> Then you have a fixed path that
> won't change. Its really easy.

Easy, and broken.

> > It would also be contrary to pretty much every other program I know
> > of.  
> Basically every program with plugins does exactly that.

We must live in parallel universes...

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