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Release non-cmake 3rd party libraries with bloom

asked 2013-05-30 10:42:41 -0500

Stephan gravatar image

I am trying to release gflags with bloom (my final goal is to make the buildfarm create debians for ceres-solver). Unfortunately the port from automake to cmake for gflags is not finished yet.

That's why I want to know if it is possible to make the buildfarm create debians for source code that compiles with ./configure && make && make install instead of cmake. Is there a special build_type for automake that I can use in my package.xml?

If this is not possible, should I inject a simple CMakeLists.txt that calls ExternalProject_Add?

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answered 2013-05-30 11:00:17 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

We have only implemented build_type cmake and the default one catkin. It was designed to be extended to build autotools. It looks like there are some stubs there, but I am not aware of any package actively using it yet.

@William can give more insight when he gets back from vacation.

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You can extend catkin to support autotools, or you can just wrap the autotools up in a simple CMakeLists.txt. I can provide a better answer later.

William gravatar image William  ( 2013-05-30 11:20:03 -0500 )edit

Hi guys, I m facing the same problem with releasing non-cmake library into ROS ecosystem. I have red bloom tutorial but I dont understand how to adopt it for library compiled by make && make install. What is recommended procedure now at the end of 2015? Is there any example available? Thanks

Frantisek.Durovsky gravatar image Frantisek.Durovsky  ( 2015-12-20 14:27:28 -0500 )edit

I'd still recommend wrapping up the non-cmake library you want in a CMakeLists.txt. I don't know of a good example of this off hand, maybe someone else on this site can link you one.

William gravatar image William  ( 2015-12-20 17:25:35 -0500 )edit

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