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CMake Cookbook

By : Radovan Bast, Roberto Di Remigio
Book Image

CMake Cookbook

By: Radovan Bast, Roberto Di Remigio

Overview of this book

CMake is cross-platform, open-source software for managing the build process in a portable fashion. This book features a collection of recipes and building blocks with tips and techniques for working with CMake, CTest, CPack, and CDash. CMake Cookbook includes real-world examples in the form of recipes that cover different ways to structure, configure, build, and test small- to large-scale code projects. You will learn to use CMake's command-line tools and master modern CMake practices for configuring, building, and testing binaries and libraries. With this book, you will be able to work with external libraries and structure your own projects in a modular and reusable way. You will be well-equipped to generate native build scripts for Linux, MacOS, and Windows, simplify and refactor projects using CMake, and port projects to CMake.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Detecting required dependencies and linking

We have now all generated files in place, so let us retry the build. We should be able to configure and compile the sources, but we will not be able to link:

$ mkdir -p build
$ cd build
$ cmake ..
$ cmake --build .

Scanning dependencies of target vim
[ 98%] Building C object src/CMakeFiles/vim.dir/main.c.o
[100%] Linking C executable ../bin/vim
../lib64/libbasic_sources.a(term.c.o): In function `set_shellsize.part.12':
term.c:(.text+0x2bd): undefined reference to `tputs'
../lib64/libbasic_sources.a(term.c.o): In function `getlinecol':
term.c:(.text+0x902): undefined reference to `tgetent'
term.c:(.text+0x915): undefined reference to `tgetent'
term.c:(.text+0x935): undefined reference to `tgetnum'
term.c:(.text+0x948): undefined reference to `tgetnum'

... many other undefined references ...

Again, we can take the...