Interface Python with pkg-config
pkgconfig is a Python module to interface with the pkg-config command line tool and supports Python 2.6+.
It can be used to
find all pkg-config packages
>>> packages = pkgconfig.list_all()
check if a package exists
>>> pkgconfig.exists('glib-2.0') True
check if a package meets certain version requirements
>>> pkgconfig.installed('glib-2.0', '< 2.26') False
query CFLAGS and LDFLAGS
>>> pkgconfig.cflags('glib-2.0') '-I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include' >>> pkgconfig.libs('glib-2.0') '-lglib-2.0'
parse the output to build extensions with setup.py
>>> d = pkgconfig.parse('glib-2.0 gtk+-2.0') >>> d['libraries'] [u'gtk+-2.0', u'glib-2.0']
The pkgconfig.parse function return a dictonary of list. The lists returned are an accurate representations of the equivalent pkg-config call, both in content and order.
If pkg-config is not on the path, raises EnvironmentError.
The pkgconfig module is licensed under the MIT license.
Released on November 30th 2016.
Potential break: switch from result set to list
Expose –list-all query
Added support for PKG_CONFIG environment variable
Released on November 6th 2013.
Multiple packages can now be parsed with a single call to .parse.
First release on September 8th 2013.
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