Support for pkgconfig

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Sun Apr 13 21:48:02 CDT 2003

"Dimitrie O. Paun" <dpaun at> writes:

> BTW, will we ever be able to do so? Any hint on what it would take?
> As Wine matures, it seems more and more people are trying to do that,
> just to find out they have to turn their Unix app into a Winelib app.
> Not catastrophic, but it would be so much nicer if they didn't have to.

That depends a bit on what you are trying to achieve. But in any case
simply linking against libwine can't work since libwine doesn't export
the Windows APIs; so you have to link against the Wine dlls one way or
another. To build a regular Unix app this would mean making the Wine
dlls normal ELF libraries, which would break a number of things; so
you would probably need a separate set of "crippled" Wine dlls where
features that can't be done in ELF are disabled or hacked around.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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