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authorGravatar Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998@free.fr>2017-03-04 18:28:44 +0100
committerGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2017-03-05 21:34:49 +0100
commit894ad2b094331f7a43e3b352caa721e8909a334f (patch)
treedd6be1caaf9dc2800aa8651769cb0d6550efe87d /support/misc
parent71d54786a325e9c1af3352f87434e0a8eab4c726 (diff)
core/pkg-cmake: better way to pass our CMAKE_MODULE_PATH
Currently, we tell cmake where to look for our own custom platform description by passing the path to the moduls directory on the command line. However, this causes two different problems. First, some packages simply set CMAKE_MODULE_PATH in their CMakeList.txt, thus overriding our own path, and then our platform description is not found. Second, cmake may internally call sub-cmake (e.g. in the try_compile macro), but the CMAKE_MODULE_PATH is not automatically passed down in this case. For the first problem, we could hunt down and fix all offenders, but this is an endless endeavour, especially since packagers are told to do so on the cmake wiki [0]: CMAKE_MODULE_PATH tell CMake to search first in directories listed in CMAKE_MODULE_PATH when you use FIND_PACKAGE() or INCLUDE() SET(CMAKE_MODULE_PATH ${PROJECT_SOURCE_DIR}/MyCMakeScripts) FIND_PACKAGE(HelloWorld) The second problem could be solved by passing yet another variable on the command line, that tells cmake to explicitly pass arbitrary variables down to sub-cmake calls: -DCMAKE_TRY_COMPILE_PLATFORM_VARIABLES=CMAKE_MODULE_PATH However, this only covers the case of try_compile. Even though no other case is known yet, we'd still risk missing locations where we would need to propagate CMAKE_MODULE_PATH, even some where we'd have no solution like for try_compile. Instead, ngladitz on IRC suggested that CMAKE_MODULE_PATH be set directly from the toolchain file. And indeed this fixes both problems explained above. So be it. [0] https://cmake.org/Wiki/CMake_Useful_Variables Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr> Cc: Samuel Martin <s.martin49@gmail.com> Cc: Jörg Krause <joerg.krause@embedded.rocks> Cc: Ben Boeckel <mathstuf@gmail.com> Cc: Baruch Siach <baruch@tkos.co.il> Cc: Vicente Olivert Riera <Vincent.Riera@imgtec.com> Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Cc: Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout@mind.be> Cc: Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com> Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>
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1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/support/misc/toolchainfile.cmake.in b/support/misc/toolchainfile.cmake.in
index 5a42644e8f..c38800e598 100644
--- a/support/misc/toolchainfile.cmake.in
+++ b/support/misc/toolchainfile.cmake.in
@@ -10,6 +10,10 @@
string(REPLACE "/usr/share/buildroot" "" RELOCATED_HOST_DIR ${CMAKE_CURRENT_LIST_DIR})
+# Point cmake to the location where we have our custom modules,
+# so that it can find our custom platform description.
set(CMAKE_SYSTEM_NAME Buildroot)