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Re: [Chicken-users] CMake testing

From: felix winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] CMake testing
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 11:12:08 +0200

On 10/21/05, Graham Fawcett <address@hidden> wrote:
> Seems to work with the free MSVC tools. I'd never used CMake before,
> and it took a bit of wrangling. Here are some rough notes from my
> experience.
> Running `cmake -G "NMake Makefiles"` didn't Just Work. I used
> cmakesetup.exe, which is a GUI for writing a configuration cache.
> Before running this, I had to add the MSVC toolchain to my PATH. I
> don't normally have them on PATH; and without them, cmakesetup
> wouldn't work properly. IOW, you cannot just run cmakesetup from the
> Start..Programs menu unless you have your tools on the PATH. Note that
> `cmake -G "NMake Makefiles"` did not work even when my tools were on
> the path.

Having the tools in your path should be mandatory. Without them,
most of the chicken-tools will fail anyway. That "cmake -G ..." is weird,

> After that, cmakesetup ran fine. I had to specify
> binaries in the source directory. Trying to specify a different output
> directory seemed to cause problems; it looked like the cache was
> written to the build directory rather than the source directory when I
> tried this.
> In cmakesetup.exe, you have to click "Configure" twice; once, then set
> the two variables, then again. Finally, press OK and back to the
> console; and "nmake" worked as expected.

Ok, noted.

> I'd never touched CMake before, so I probably made 50-100 newbie mistakes.
> Testing the built binaries: csi and csc worked fine. Chicken_setup
> worked, but this is MSVC-land, and the lack of gzip et. al. means that
> chicken_setup usually fails to build anything. (These GNU-toolchain
> dependencies are something I would *love* to see fixed for the MSVC
> platform, if I had my two cents, or enough time to tackle it!).

You could try these:


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