No .pc file.
Trying to install something from source and configure stops and suggests I should add the *.pc file of some package to PKG_CONFIG or something similar. But there is no .pc file for that package.
In fact the vast majority of my packages do not have a .pc file. Is this a problem? What should I do? TIA.
Usually you need to install the devel version of the package listed as missing by the configure script. Can you post back a detailed error message and we can help you solve the problem.
Great thanks, did that - although I'm not quite sure how: apt said it hadn't got the right thing - and it worked. The -dev package had the .pc file in it. Incidentally you may search for the .pc file on debian.org's find package thing.