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Why CMakeLists's rosbuild_add_executable couldn't have a name 'test'?

asked 2011-08-26 16:14:58 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 17:10:18 -0500

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My package couldn't generate executable file when CMakeLists has a line:

  rosbuild_add_executable(test src/t.cpp)

My package can generate executable file when CMakeLists has a line:

  rosbuild_add_executable(test2 src/t.cpp)

I found that only the name 'test',it failed to generate an executable file.

What happened? I use ROS diamondback.

Thank you~

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answered 2011-08-27 03:17:53 -0500

From the rosbuild/ CMakeLists wiki page:

Do not call your executable test. This target name is reserved for unit testing, and CMake will fail if you try it

The page describes a workaround if you really need to call it test

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