build cmake against system libs

Matt Rogers mattr at
Sun Sep 10 01:20:19 CEST 2006

On Saturday 09 September 2006 17:26, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Sunday 10 September 2006 00:13, Dirk Mueller wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've noticed that cmake contains deep copies of various 3rd party
> > libraries, including really old versions of libcurl and zlib. I created a
> > hackish patch to make it build against the system version of those
> > libraries.
> I think Matt Rogers already sent a similar patch to the cmake mailing list
> some weeks ago. The CMake devs *want* to ship and link to their included
> versions, so that the cmake binary has as few dependencies as possible (I
> think this was the reasoning).
> Bye
> Alex

I at least proposed it, but it was almost immediately shot down for some 
pretty lame reasons, IMHO.

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