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Re: kdesrc-build: cmake should take local (instead of system-wide) cmake modules




Regarding the difficulty finding CMake packages, kdesrc-build sets
CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH already, based on your chosen install location (set by
'prefix' or the compatibility 'kdedir' option).

I looked that up in https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/extragear-utils/kdesrc-build/conf-options-table.html. I have questions to that:

- If you say "compatibility option" do you also mean kdedir is deprecated? At least the documentation does not say so.

- So, the prefix option sets CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH. Does this imply I don't have to export CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH on the bash prior to running kdesrc-build? What if I do anyway... will this result in different builds?

This is my current .kdesrc-buildrc file:

global
    branch-group kf5-qt5
    qtdir /usr
    kdedir ~/kde/usr      # should this be replaced by prefix?
    source-dir ~/kde/src
    build-dir build       # would ../build also be ok?
    make-options -j4
    svn-server svn+ssh://svn@xxxxxxxxxxx/home/kde
end global

include /home/gregor/kde/src/kdesrc-build/kf5-frameworks-build-include
include /home/gregor/kde/src/kdesrc-build/kf5-workspace-build-include
include /home/gregor/kde/src/kdesrc-build/kf5-applications-build-include

I also filed two wish reports regarding those questions:

- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=394195 ("Warn if current environment variables do not match with the build of other modules") - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=394196 ("Option to print all needed environment variables for manual cmake/build")

Gregor