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Bail configuration on missing package

If we're configured to use pkg-config (or pcre-config) and the tool is
not available or does not know about the package we ask for, that should
be a fatal configuration error.

We should not silently ignore the missing package, then try to compile,
and have missing header warnings from the compiler.  Eg, if we're told
to support GSASL, we'll try to compile the client code, and without
compiler flags, we'll either fail to compile (missing headers) or fail
to link, which obscures the source of the errors.

This change will only break people who had builds set to have Exim
depend upon non-existent packages, and that _needs_ to break.
latest commit 14ea0bea67
Phil Pennock philpennock authored
Octocat-spinner-32 configs Remove obsolete $Cambridge$ CVS revision strings. June 29, 2011
Octocat-spinner-32 doc Add back deprecated SPF error conditions April 15, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 release-process quickrelease: A dumb script for making source-only tarballs November 07, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 src Bail configuration on missing package April 15, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 test More care with headers add/remove lists. Bug 1452 April 09, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 .gitignore Add gdb history file to git ignore July 12, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 Readme.pod Rough readme mainly for benefit of github November 18, 2011
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