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Can't find allegro-config.

asked 2012-04-18 14:04:26 -0500

maxyan gravatar image

I have just installed allegro5 libraries. I mean allegro, allegro-devel, and few other with their devel packages, however I haven't installed any library that would contain allegro4 dependency. I wanted to set up IDE however I need to run allegro-config in order to get library chain. I simply can't find it. Bash doesn't recognise that command. It isn't also stored in and /usr/ directory. Is this executable not included in fedora's allegro5 package? Does allegro4 have it? Should I report lack of this executable in allegro5?

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answered 2012-04-25 17:13:23 -0500

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I had reported the bug, however it was marked as NOTABUG. Use of this binary has been discontinued since allegro 5. It is recommended to use "pkg-config" instead.

For example:

pkg-config --libs allegro-5.0

If you use more libraries than just basic allegro you should enter all of them, separating each two with space.

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answered 2012-04-18 23:42:40 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Yes. It looks like the executable is only in allegro-4:

[root@ankur ~]# yum whatprovides */allegro-config
Loaded plugins: changelog, fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * fedora: ftp.tsukuba.wide.ad.jp
 * rpmfusion-free: fr2.rpmfind.net
 * rpmfusion-free-updates: fr2.rpmfind.net
 * rpmfusion-free-updates-testing: fr2.rpmfind.net
 * rpmfusion-nonfree: fr2.rpmfind.net
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: fr2.rpmfind.net
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing: fr2.rpmfind.net
 * updates: mirrors.ispros.com.bd
 * updates-testing: ftp.jaist.ac.jp
updates-testing/group_gz                                                                                                                                                 | 434 kB     00:02
allegro-devel-4.4.2-3.fc17.i686 : A game programming library
Repo        : fedora
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/bin/allegro-config



allegro-devel-4.4.2-3.fc17.x86_64 : A game programming library
Repo        : fedora
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/bin/allegro-config

You can file a bug and let the maintainer clarify what is going on.

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