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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Generating CMake package files using Boost.Build
From: Stephen Kelly (hello_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-12 03:11:40

Raffi Enficiaud wrote:

>>> I have to say that, even if I am using cmake for more or less 10 years
>>> now, I do little know about this package producer/consumer feature. I
>>> guess it is rather "new" (in my time scale).
>> This is a contradiction to what you wrote here:
>> Raffi Enficiaud wrote:
>>> We have diverging opinions. I am using cmake for more than 10 years now,
>>> I do not feel like I am missing some big part of it.
>> The package config files system is rather a 'big' and 'relevant' part of
>> cmake.
> I am more interested in building than packaging, so I do not know well
> this part. Also for packaging, there are many different techniques, and
> the ones I used where binary packages (Windows NSIS installer and .deb).

This seems to be the biggest misunderstanding in your mail. 'CMake config
packages' are not 'packages' in the sense that a .deb is a package.

Do you know about pkg-config? Are pkg-config files 'packages' in the same
way that a .deb is? Maybe you realize that

* The answer is no
* pkg-config files assist the user to build their stuff, not package it
* 'CMake config packages' are 'cmake-specific pkg-config files'



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