[Fedora-packaging] cmake rpm macro(s):

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Tue Mar 13 20:09:37 UTC 2007

Rex Dieter wrote:
> Rex Dieter wrote:
>> Appended is a first try at rpm macro'izing the the call to cmake per:
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/cmake
>> I chose not to implement the out-of-tree style of build in the 
>> PackagingDraft to keep things simple(r).
> Updated PackagingDrafts/cmake to include proposed macro.

First off, your macro doesn't specify any source directory, which you 
must.  That's actually good, because then you can do:

%cmake <path>

And it keeps the macro usage the same as the command usage.

I think you have to support out of tree builds as many projects actually 
don't support in tree builds (specifically, paraview).  The question 
then becomes sub-dir or parallel-dir?

cd ..
mkdir fedora
cd fedora
%cmake ../package-<ver>


mkdir fedora
cd fedora
%cmake ..

I'm not really sure there is a difference, but I've seen both in 
instructions from packages using cmake.  I'll bring it up on the cmake 
list.  The latter seems easier for building RPMS, and possibly required 
due to filesystem collision (unless you do something like mkdir 

Also, paraview gets built twice with different options in different dirs.

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