liblockdev1-dev missing pkg-config lockdev.pc file

Robie Basak robie.basak at
Wed May 6 08:28:49 UTC 2015

Hi Craig,

Thank you for volunteering your time to improve lockdev.

On Wed, May 06, 2015 at 11:01:58AM +1000, Craig McQueen wrote:
> I see that liblockdev1-dev doesn't install a pkg-config lockdev.pc
> file for the library. It would be helpful to add a lockdev.pc so other
> programs can more easily check for it in autoconf.
> Sorry to say I'm currently not familiar with the process for such
> contributions to Debian. I can write a .pc file easily enough, but
> don't know what to do with it to contribute it to the liblockdev
> repository (and I'm not sure where exactly an "authoritative"
> repository exists for liblockdev).

The normal process is to check for applicability in Debian and to file a
bug there if it does affect Debian and there isn't a bug filed already. is a good starting point for a
summary of relevant resources against the package in Debian. That shows
me that the packaging is not currently maintained in a VCS repository
(otherwise there'd be a link to it), so patches and emails are the
generally appropriate forms of contribution.

I just took a look though and found:

which suggests that lockdev is considered deprecated and is on its way
to be removed, so there is probably little point in improving the
packaging now.

If that hadn't have been the case,
explains how to file bugs in Debian (including for bugs with patches).


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