Status of pkg-config support for RTEMS BSPs

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Fri Mar 2 08:36:38 UTC 2012

If it can be used even when you build and install a single BSP, then it has a use case. It provides a standard mechanism to ask for BSP specific parameters. This is useful to avoid copying the settings into user applications.

Ralf.. I would encourage you to put together a status report, wish list and instructions.

If peoplpe don't know about it thry won't help

Ralf Corsepius <ralf.corsepius at> wrote:

>On 03/02/2012 06:07 AM, Wendell Silva wrote:
>> Oops! Now that I've carefully read the comment in the .pc file, I just
>> realized that pkg-config is experimental.
>> (LOL).
>LOL - This sentence is a bit of an understatement ;)
>Reality is, pkg-config support has never been finished, because
>- pkg-config support so far was widely ignored my other RTEMS developers 
>and my personal "one-man show".
>- pkg-config support did not get the attention by the RTEMS community, 
>it would have needed. I am assuming, the common RTEMS user doesn't even 
>know pkg-config and therefore doesn't know about the advantages it would 
>- it's not yet possible to ship RTEMS binary packages, which would be 
>the situation pkg-config should unfold its advantages.
>- pkg-config's development went a winding road, which had caused 
>confusions and unclarity on many implementation details in for the RTEMS 
>In short: RTEMS's pkg-config support in its current state is broken and 
>would need more attention.
>  However, I regret, ATM, I am closer to removing it than to making it 
>functional, because I am personally disappointed about the apparent lack 
>of interest it has received.
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