|SOLVED case closed
As expected - pkg-config DOES NOT integrate with just any Eclipse version / release.
I got it working as expected in 2018-09!
Sorry for wasting everybody time.
It is my understanding that the characters enclosed in backticks execute and the result is passed as option(s) to the GCC.
`pkg-config --cflags gtk+-3.0`
I have added the backticks string to both GCC compiler and linkers options and still getting the usual "undefined reference" error.
The tutorial does not explain much about implementing this backticks string.
(Should it add library -l refernces ??)
I woudl appreciate references or comments on this and suggestions how to actually resolve this issue.
I am enclosing the complier / liker verbose output for information, and I am sorry to take so much bandwidth with it.
I do not like blaming problems elsewhere, BUT,
this problem is really not related to using backtick syntax. After some trials it works as expected.
There were few other problems AFTER I updated to latest version of IDE. So I down paddled to previous, working release and imported the GTK project there.
Just build a clean GTK project and it works as expected.
I am sorry for wasting everybody time with a problem related to flaky IDE.
modified 22-Jul-20 13:07pm.