Solved: missing dependencies when compiling with Ninja generator

Milian Wolff mail at
Wed Sep 21 17:25:39 BST 2016

On Montag, 19. September 2016 20:16:18 CEST Andreas Hartmetz wrote:
> Hello,
> I did some research to find out why builds with Ninja sometimes miss
> dependencies, thus producing build failures unless the failing
> repository is recompiled from scratch. It was a bug (or somewhat
> justifiable behavior difference between Make and Ninja if you like) in
> CMake that has been fixed:
> p=cmake.git;a=commitdiff;h=6d74e7870b8804a5af0bc395a9fbb45c1b3d26a4
> So if you compile with Ninja, you should get CMake 3.6.0+, or switch
> back to Make until you get 3.6.0+.
> Maybe packagers want to backport the fix. I see that Ubuntu Yakkety is
> going to ship CMake 3.5.2.

Great, looking into that has long been on my TODO. Glad to hear a confirmation 
that this got properly fixed now.


Milian Wolff
mail at
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