[ros-users] (groovy) absolute paths in pkg-config .pc files

Brian Wightman brian.j.wightman at nasa.gov
Fri Jan 18 23:54:23 UTC 2013

Is it standard practice to put the full path to a *.so in a "-l" flag?

For example in groovy:

$ pkg-config --libs rospack

Absolute paths can be seen in a good number of standard packages' *.pc 

Why can't we simply put [python2.7, boost_filesystem-mt, 
boost_program_options-mt, boost_system-mt]?

g++ won't take this format, is cmake magically converting these?

- Brian

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