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Date:   Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:26:04 +0300 (EEST)
From:   Meelis Roos <>
To:     Masahiro Yamada <>
cc:, Randy Dunlap <>,, Jonathan Corbet <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kconfig: do not require pkg-config on make

> Meelis Roos reported a {menu,n}config regression:
>  "I have libncurses devel package installed in the default system
>   location (as do 99%+ on actual developers probably) and in this
>   case, pkg-config is useless.  pkg-config is needed only when
>   libraries and headers are installed in non-default locations but
>   it is bad to require installation of pkg-config on all the machines
>   where make menuconfig would be possibly run."
> For {menu,n}config, do not use pkg-config if it is not installed.
> For {g,x}config, keep checking pkg-config since we really rely on it
> for finding the installation paths of the required packages.
> Fixes: 4ab3b80159d4 ("kconfig: check for pkg-config on make {menu,n,g,x}config")
> Reported-by: Meelis Roos <>
> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>

Tested-by: Meelis Roos <>

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