Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::CMake(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::CMake(3)

Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::CMake - CMake plugin for Alien::Build

version 2.83

use alienfile;

share {
  plugin 'Build::CMake';
  build [
    # this is the default build step, if you do not specify one.
    [ '%{cmake}',
        @{ meta->prop->{plugin_build_cmake}->{args} },
        # ... put extra cmake args here ...
    '%{make} install',

This plugin helps build alienized projects that use "cmake". The intention is to make this a core Alien::Build plugin if/when it becomes stable enough.

This plugin provides a meta property "plugin_build_cmake.args" which may change over time but for the moment includes:

-G %{cmake_generator}                          \
-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=%{.install.prefix} \
-DCMAKE_INSTALL_LIBDIR:PATH=lib                \

This plugin supports out-of-source builds via the meta property "out_of_source".

Returns the "cmake" generator according to your Perl's "make".

Returns true if your Perls "make" appears to be "dmake".

This plugin replaces the default "cmake" helper with the one that comes from Alien::cmake3.

This is the appropriate "cmake" generator to use based on the make used by your Perl. This is frequently "Unix Makefiles". One place where it may be different is if your Windows Perl uses "nmake", which comes with Visual C++.

This plugin may replace the default "make" helper if the default "make" is not supported by "cmake". This is most often an issue with older versions of Strawberry Perl which used "dmake". On Perls that use "dmake", this plugin will search for GNU Make in the PATH, and if it can't be found will fallback on using Alien::gmake.

Author: Graham Ollis <>


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This software is copyright (c) 2011-2022 by Graham Ollis.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

2024-06-12 perl v5.38.2