[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 1/5] pkg-cmake.mk: build shared library when !BR2_PREFER_STATIC_LIB

Samuel Martin s.martin49 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 20:59:37 UTC 2014

CMake offers a couple of places where one can specify how to build a
- when you create the library target itself, by calling
  add_library(target [SHARED|STATIC] ...)
- or globally, when you configure the build, by setting the

* if the library target kind of library is specified:
    it overrides the global setting BUILD_SHARED_LIBS;
* else, if the global setting BUILD_SHARED_LIBS is set:
    it builds according to the BUILD_SHARED_LIBS flags;
* otherwise:
    for linux, it will build static library (like BUILD_SHARED_LIBS
    default is OFF).

So, we can consider the setting BUILD_SHARED_LIBS acts a bit similarly
to the autotools ones '--disable-static' and '--enable-shared'.
Thus, it makes sense for Buildroot to globally drive to CMake flags in
the cmake-package infrastructure.

It seems we never trigger this so far because:
- either we specified it in the *.mk file (e.g. opencv.mk);
- or it was already set per target by the projects' upstreams.

Followup patches will clean the remaining BUILD_SHARED_LIBS in the
package *.mk files.

Signed-off-by: Samuel Martin <s.martin49 at gmail.com>

changes v1 -> v2:
- extend commit message.
 package/pkg-cmake.mk | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/package/pkg-cmake.mk b/package/pkg-cmake.mk
index 463cd63..aedd1fc 100644
--- a/package/pkg-cmake.mk
+++ b/package/pkg-cmake.mk
@@ -64,6 +64,7 @@ define $(2)_CONFIGURE_CMDS
 	$$($$(PKG)_CONF_ENV) $(HOST_DIR)/usr/bin/cmake $$($$(PKG)_SRCDIR) \
 		-DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE="$$(HOST_DIR)/usr/share/buildroot/toolchainfile.cmake" \
 		$$($$(PKG)_CONF_OPT) \

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