CMake-3.3.1

Introduction to CMake

The CMake package contains a modern toolset used for generating Makefiles. It is a successor of the auto-generated configure script and aims to be platform- and compiler-independent. A significant user of CMake is KDE since version 4.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 systemd platform.

Package Information

CMake Dependencies

Recommended

Optional

Qt-4.8.7 or Qt-5.4.2 (for the Qt-based GUI), Subversion-1.8.13 (for testing), and Sphinx (for building documents)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/cmake

Installation of CMake

Install CMake by running the following commands:

./bootstrap --prefix=/usr       \
            --system-libs       \
            --mandir=/share/man \
            --no-system-jsoncpp \
            --docdir=/share/doc/cmake-3.3.1 &&
make

To test the results, issue: bin/ctest.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--system-libs: This switch forces the build system to link against the Zlib, Bzip2, cURL, Expat and libarchive packages already installed on the system.

--no-system-jsoncpp: This switch removes the JSON-C++ library from the list of system libraries. A bundled version of that library is used instead.

--qt-gui: This switch enables building of the Qt-based GUI for CMake.

--qt-qmake=/usr/bin/qmake-qt5: Use this switch if you have both Qt4 and Qt5 installed but wish to build the Qt5 based GUI (it defaults to Qt4 one).

Contents

Installed Programs: ccmake, cmake, cmake-gui (optional), cpack and ctest
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/cmake-3.3 and /usr/share/doc/cmake-3.3.1

Short Descriptions

ccmake

is a curses based interactive frontend to cmake.

cmake

is the makefile generator.

cmake-gui

(optional) is the Qt-based frontent to cmake.

cpack

is the CMake packaging program.

ctest

is a testing utility for cmake-generated build trees.

Last updated on 2015-08-25 20:46:34 +0000