Frequently Asked Questions

The paths in the installed pkg-config file are wrong. Why?

Multiple reasons:

  • This can happen if you install from a Python wheel. Since you can’t pass a prefix to setup.py bdist_wheel you don’t have control over the paths in the .pc file.
  • When installing with pip: pip will sometimes create a wheel and cache it for future installations. In case the next installation is to a different prefix the .pc file contains the paths of the first installation.

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