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Old 08-20-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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Slackware 12.0/current - pkg-config files missing


pkg-config *.pc files are missing...
This is a new install
"/usr/lib/pkgconfig" <- was a broken symbolic link
Is this a distro or an install error and where do I get the .pc files if install error?
 
Old 08-20-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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It's not an error with Slackware.
It's possible that you had corrupt packages and/or a corrupt install media, although to be honest, I don't see a broken symlink replacing a directory other than two ways:
1. a rogue package overwrote it
2. a user accidentally/cluelessly did it
Out of curiosity, where did the symlink point?
 
Old 08-20-2007, 10:25 PM   #3
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sym link pointed to ../../lib/pkgconfig

what pkg has all these in it so I can put them back?
 
Old 08-20-2007, 10:43 PM   #4
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Are you sure this is a *new* install (as in, nothing was on the disk before)?

Check in /lib/pkgconfig (that's where the symlink pointed).

No single package has all of those files - the fontconfig package has fontconfig.pc, the dbus-1.pc file is in the dbus package, and so on.

I suggest a complete format and reinstall with known-good media.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 10:49 PM   #5
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I had already checked /lib/pkgconfig
didn't exists...

And to answer you first question, not quite a new install... I reformatted over slack 10.1 and installed 12 from new. other then that I haven't installed anything since I installed last week.

I guess format and reinstall again would be the easiest to get them back... Thx for the help...
 
Old 08-22-2007, 03:32 PM   #6
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Well after burring a new disk and completely reinstalling everything seems fine.

I still would like to know how this happened. Whether it was my own fault or not I'd like to know.
 
  


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