Better error message if one forgets to set KDEDIR variable

Mario Fux kde-ml at
Tue Feb 21 12:09:28 UTC 2012

Good morning

Yesterday evening I had a problem which dfaure helped me to solve. I forgot to 
(re)set the KDEDIR variable and thus got errors like:

-- ************** ecm_version() is obsolete, use ecm_set_version_variables() 
-- file RELATIVE_PATH relInstallDir /lib/i386-linux-gnu/cmake/itemmodels 
CMake Error at /usr/local/share/extra-cmake-
modules-0.0.3/modules/ECMQtFramework.cmake:125 (file):
  file RELATIVE_PATH called with incorrect number of arguments
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  tier1/itemmodels/CMakeLists.txt:15 (include)

Of line of the aboves is the debug line dfaure sent me as a patch. See [1] for 
the whole output of cmake.

Here is my cmake line:
/home/fmario/devel/KDE/cmake-build/bin/cmake ../kdelibs -

After resetting KDEDIR to the correct directory everything worked fine but 
dfaure told me to write this to the buildsystem list and thus Alex to mention 
that there should be a better error message for this problem.

Oh and please CC: me as I'm not subscribed to this list.



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