A binary distribution of pkg-config.

If you already know the general facts about the xPack pkg-config, you can directly skip to the desired pages.

User pages:

Developer & maintainer pages:


The xPack pkg-config is a cross-platform binary distribution of the pkg-config project, an open source project hosted on freedesktop.org.


The main advantages of using the xPack pkg-config are:

  • a convenient, uniform and portable install/uninstall/upgrade procedure
  • a better integration with development environments
  • a more convenient integration with CI environment

All binaries are self-contained, they include all required libraries, and can be installed in any location.


The xPack pkg-config is fully compatible with the original pkg-config distribution.


The details of installing the xPack pkg-config on various platforms are presented in the separate install page.


The current version specific pkg-config documentation is available online from:


For the various support options, please read the separate support page.

Change log

The release and change log is available in the repository CHANGELOG.md file.

Build details

For those interested in building the binaries, please read the README-MAINTAINER page. However, the ultimate source for details are the build scripts themselves, all available from the pkg-config-xpack.git/scripts folder.


See the releases pages.