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W autotools-pkg-config-macro-not-cross-compilation-safe

All reports of autotools-pkg-config-macro-not-cross-compilation-safe for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The package appears to use AC_PATH_PROG to discover the location of pkg-config(1). This macro fails to select the correct version to support cross-compilation.

A better way would be to use the PKG_PROG_PKG_CONFIG macro from pkg.m4 and then using the $PKG_CONFIG shell variable.

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Severity: warning

Check: cruft

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