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Interface Python with pkg-config

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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.

Changelog

Version 1.2.1 and 1.2.2

Bug fix releases released on December 1st and 2nd 2016.

  • Include the data folder in the distribution in order to run tests

  • Improve the tests

Version 1.2.0

Released on November 30th 2016.

  • Potential break: switch from result set to list

  • Expose –list-all query

  • Added support for PKG_CONFIG environment variable

Version 1.1.0

Released on November 6th 2013.

  • Multiple packages can now be parsed with a single call to .parse.

Version 1.0.0

First release on September 8th 2013.

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