[Digikam-users] SVN: Why won't Digikam make?

Andi Clemens andi.clemens at gmx.net
Fri Jul 25 20:18:03 BST 2008

Well cmake has nothing to do in general with C, it is just a tool to help you 
compile source on different platforms.

I think it is a lot easier to use than autotools, you have graphical config 
helpers (ccmake, or a windows GUI application) and the syntax is quite easy, 
too. I don't know a good resource for learning, I only read the stuff from 
their homepage:


On Friday 25 July 2008 21:01:02 Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/7/25 Andi Clemens <andi.clemens at gmx.net>:
> > You can also try to disable the config option "WITH_IMLIB".
> >
> > Go to your build directory and type
> > "ccmake ." (make sure to type CCMAKE)
> >
> > Toggle the option "WITH_IMLIB", press "c" and if it was successful, press
> > "g" to generate the makefiles.
> > Now it should compile, too.
> >
> > Also make sure to revert your CMakeLists.txt in graphics folder:
> >
> > svn revert CMakeLists.txt
> >
> > Andi
> Thanks, Andi. I'm having lots of problems with this KDE4 build, I seem
> to have broken it badly (I seem to learn best by breaking things). I
> will just install KDE 4.1RC1 as I had intended and proceed from there.
> OT: I am trying to learn more about cmake and make. I got through the
> make manpage just fine, but cmake is very hard for me to grasp, even
> though it seems to be the same thing just one 'level' previous. If
> anyone knows of a resource that explains it simply for those with very
> little C knowledge (a single introductory university course) then I
> would appreciate a link. Thanks.

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