RFC: replacing MacroLogFeature.cmake with FeatureSummary.cmake

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Mon Jul 18 20:48:02 BST 2011

On Monday 18 July 2011, David Jarvie wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 July 2011 20:16:58 Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > What do you think of this ?
> > More wishes ?
> > Should it do it in a different way ?
> Something else which would be useful would be to output the actual file
> names (library files, header files etc.) which were checked for but not
> found when looking for the missing packages. Trying to determine which
> distro package to install to satisfy the dependency isn't always
> straightforward, since distro package names aren't always the same as the
> cmake package names. In these cases, I quite often have to find the cmake
> module used to locate the package, and then look through the cmake module
> to work out the files it's looking for, in order to then be able to do a
> package search for my distro to find which package to install.

I agree that this would be useful, but this is just too much to present in the 
It would have to contain for which files it checked, and in which directories. 
This is a lot.
This should be done in the success/failure message during the cmake run, not 
in the summary at the end IMO.


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