[arch-general] Is out of source building still recommended with cmake in PKGBUILD scripts
Paul Gideon Dann
pdgiddie at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 04:58:05 EST 2014
On Tuesday 14 Jan 2014 23:17:53 Maxime Gauduin wrote:
> It is indeed no longer required with VCS sources, and has never been with
> tarballs since those are extracted every time you run makepkg so files you
> might have changed are overwritten anyway. However I sometimes find useful
> to keep doing that with cmake when you need to figure out why sth won't
> build, because that way files generated by cmake at build time are in a
> separate dir.
Mmm, bear in mind that most cmake projects won't be tested with in-source builds.
It's possible they might break. One possible scenario: files intended to be
generated in the build directory could potentially match files that exist in the
source directory (although that wouldn't be great practice), and bad things would
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