Strange commit to FindKDE4Internal.cmake

Stephen Kelly steveire at
Sun Feb 19 22:12:20 UTC 2012

Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM, Alexander Neundorf <neundorf at>
> wrote:
> Now try and find a LibFooConfig.cmake somehow. Absolutely impossible.
> Heck, many times headers and libraries will be under some shared
> network drive! (something like H:\lib + H:\include). Are you going to
> scan every drive connected to the computer looking for config files?

How would FindFoo.cmake know where to look?

> - Libraries (libfoo) must always provide a reference FindLibFoo.cmake
> in the package and make it available for third party developers in the
> tarballs. Packages (libfoo-dev) must install this

Brad on the CMake list suggested that such files would belong in the 
documentation of libfoo (libfoo-doc package), which I thought was an 
interesting point (Or in any other documentation it could be a snippet). 

If installed with the -dev package (even as a reference implementation or a 
template), it's kind of back to the situation of putting the treasure map 
with the treasure. However, if it's part of documentation, presumably the 
person using it will read that documentation and see it.



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