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Id: 85037
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Requestors: dhm267 [...]

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Subject: Math::GSL build script error on Arch, can't find cflags, and a fix
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 16:44:03 -0400
To: bug-Math-Gsl [...]
From: Darach Miller <dhm267 [...]>
On line 156 of the script (reprinted below), my system threw an error about finding the cflags. Line 156: my %gsl_pkgcfg = ExtUtils::PkgConfig->find ('gsl'); " *** can't find cflags for "gsl" " The terminal command "gsl-config --cflags" replies with "-I/usr/include", which matches with what the file /usr/lib/pkgconfig/gsl.pc says. "pkg-config gsl --cflags" returns an empty line, as it should. I replaced line 156 with manually declaring a hash of proper values: my %gsl_pkgcfg = ( modversion => "1.15", cflags => `gsl-config --cflags`, libs => `gsl-config --libs`); This works, and the rest of the script installs beautifully without any errors. It looks like ExtUtils::PkgConfig can't find gsl on my system, even through $PKG_CONFIG_PATH contains gsl.pc. Looks like an error with ExtUtils, but I figure y'all might want to know in case others have trouble. My system is 3.8.5-1-ARCH, SMP, x86_64. Arch distributes gsl alone, without offering gsl-dev. Maybe bundling gsl.pc into the user package instead of splitting off the dev package does something weird with how ExtUtils works.

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