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.
Bug fix release released on December 1st 2016.
Include the data folder in the distribution in order to run tests
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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