[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 5/6] config: discover libpcap on Windows

Bruce Richardson bruce.richardson at intel.com
Thu Feb 25 17:33:37 CET 2021

On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 07:04:38PM +0300, Dmitry Kozlyuk wrote:
> 2021-02-25 15:02, Ferruh Yigit:
> > On 2/14/2021 2:16 AM, Dmitry Kozlyuk wrote:
> > > WinPcap or Npcap, can be installed anywhere.
> > > Add a Meson option to specify SDK path.
> > >   
> > 
> > I am not sure if it is OK to add a meson option for this, can't we use the 
> > default path?
> > 
> > And does this mean we will need to add an option for each dependent library in 
> > Windows? If not, why pcap is special?
> There are some meson options for SDK paths already. Are they exceptions?
Right now, yes, they are exceptions, but there is work underway to remove
them and just replace them with use of pkg-config. Is there some automatic
path discovery mechanism on windows, similar to pkg-config, that can be
used rather than having to add explicit dependency paths?


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