Boost vs cmake 2.8.8 vs kdepimlibs master

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Sat Dec 15 14:41:37 UTC 2012

On Saturday 15 December 2012, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> There seems to be various reports of kdepimlibs master not working with
> cmake 2.8.8
> But cmake 2.8.8 is what we are requiring at the global kdelibs level.
> Should we:
>  a) Require cmake 2.8.9 at the kdelibs level
>  b) Require cmake 2.8.9 at the kdepimlibs level
>  c) Don't change requirement, bring back FindBoost.cmake to kdelibs and
> keep working with 2.8.8
> I don't have a strong feeling but i guess that "b" would actually imply "a"
> on 99.99% case of the packagers, so probaly just go with "a"?
> Comments?

There would be also option
d) don't mark the package as REQUIRED in the summary, but simply do 
find_package(Boost REQUIRED)
This should make it work too.

I vote for a) or d)
It was a bug in cmake which was fixed in 2.8.9.

I'm against c), I don't want to have to maintain a copy of this file.
Would it actually help ?


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