[PATCH] build: fix libarchive detection

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu May 28 15:15:59 MDT 2015

On Thu, 2015-05-28 at 16:52 +0200, Björn Jacke wrote:
> our libarchive detection was solidly broken, we also don't rely on pkgconfig now.

What was wrong with relying on pkg-config?  We really should be using
that as much as possible.

I would much rather we fix whatever was wrong with using pkg-config, or
at least use that and recover if we really know there is a broken
libarchive that:
 - we still want to use
 - but has a broken pkg-config

We and our ecosystem need to continue to standardise around this, and
fix any issues, not move away from it, and only pkg-config gives us the
easy way to match on minimum versions etc.  

Please don't push this.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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