[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/4 v5] package/cmake: make ctest a target package too

Samuel Martin s.martin49 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 09:47:20 UTC 2015

From: Davide Viti <zinosat at tiscali.it>

Useful for packages shipped with a testsuite which makes use of ctest

Since ctest is just a tool provided by the cmake sources, this change
introduces a hidden BR2_PACKAGE_CMAKE symbol which is automatically
selected by the BR2_PACKAGE_CMAKE_CTEST one.
This is like this mostly for consistency (cmake is the actual package,
not ctest).

CMake is a particular package:
* CMake can be built using the generic infrastructure or the cmake one.
  Since Buildroot has no requirement regarding the host system cmake
  program presence, it uses the generic infrastructure to build the
  host-cmake package, then the (target-)cmake package can be built
  using the cmake infrastructure;
* CMake bundles its dependencies within its sources. This is the reason
  why the host-cmake package only has host-pkgconf as (runtime)
  dependency, whereas the (target-)cmake package has a lot of
  dependencies, using only the system-wide libraries instead of
  rebuilding and staitcally linking with the ones bundles into the CMake

Signed-off-by: Davide Viti <zinosat at tiscali.it>
Signed-off-by: Samuel Martin <s.martin49 at gmail.com>

v4->v5: (Samuel)
 - make BR2_PACKAGE_CMAKE a hidden symbol, and introduce
 - cleanup indentation in the *.mk
 - update commit message
 - add missing xz dependency
 - do not hard-code cmake version in hooks commands
 - rename patch to match new policy

v3->v4: (Davide)
  This version of the patch was mainly reworked to fix the following
  error seen on the taget:

  CMake Error: Could not find CMAKE_ROOT !!!
  CMake has most likely not been installed correctly.
  Modules directory not found in
  CMake Error: Could not find CMAKE_ROOT !!!
  CMake has most likely not been installed correctly.
  Modules directory not found in

  caused by "target-finalize" target in the toplevel Buildroot Makefile
  which removes Modules/CMake.cmake file from the target filesystem.
  The following solutions were evaluated:

   1. add special exceptions to the main Makefile
   2. specify CMAKE_DATA_DIR at configure time, so that "Modules" and
   "Templates" folders don't get cleaned up by "target-finalize" rule
   3. instruct ctest to look for CMake.cmake.ctest instead of CMake.cmake

  the last option (3) was implemented and now ctest looks for
  CMake.cmake first and then tries to open Modules/CMake.cmake.ctest
  If both files are not found ctest issues the above error.


v2->v3: (Davide)
 - specify DESTDIR when installing (Samuel Martin)
 - rename Modules/CMake.cmake Modules/CMake.cmake.ctest
 - add patch to make ctest look for Modules/CMake.cmake{.ctest}

v1->v2: (Davide)
 - rebase
 - use CMAKE_CONF_OPTS in place of bootstrap (Samuel Martin)
 - use system libraries to speed up compilation [1] (Samuel Martin)
 - install only ctest on the target (Samuel Martin)
 - system curl and expat rely on disabled libxmlrpc (Samuel Martin)
 - specify host tools path during install [2]

[1] Using system libraries speeds up compilation of around 20%
[2] the install rule has to be overridden because of http://public.kitware.com/Bug/view.php?id=15248
    http://www.cmake.org/gitweb?p=stage/cmake.git;a=patch;h=15f55cca does not work for me on BR
 package/Config.in                              |  1 +
 package/cmake/0001-rename_cmake_rootfile.patch | 23 ++++++++++++++++++++
 package/cmake/Config.in                        | 14 ++++++++++++
 package/cmake/cmake.mk                         | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 4 files changed, 68 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 package/cmake/0001-rename_cmake_rootfile.patch
 create mode 100644 package/cmake/Config.in

diff --git a/package/Config.in b/package/Config.in
index 1bce00a..cc494a7 100644
--- a/package/Config.in
+++ b/package/Config.in
@@ -105,6 +105,7 @@ menu "Development tools"
 	source "package/binutils/Config.in"
 	source "package/bsdiff/Config.in"
 	source "package/bustle/Config.in"
+	source "package/cmake/Config.in"
 	source "package/cppunit/Config.in"
 	source "package/cvs/Config.in"
diff --git a/package/cmake/0001-rename_cmake_rootfile.patch b/package/cmake/0001-rename_cmake_rootfile.patch
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..915b7e3
--- /dev/null
+++ b/package/cmake/0001-rename_cmake_rootfile.patch
@@ -0,0 +1,23 @@
+ctest fails on the target, because it cannot find CMake.cmake inside
+CMAKE_DATA_DIR (typically set to "/usr/share/cmake-3.0"): all *.cmake
+files are removed at build time via the target-finalize rule.
+This buildroot-specific patch makes sure ctest looks also for
+"Modules/CMake.cmake.ctest" before complaining
+Signed-off-by: Davide Viti <zinosat at tiscali.it>
+--- cmake-3.0.2/Source/cmake.cxx~	2014-09-11 15:24:01.000000000 +0200
++++ cmake-3.0.2/Source/cmake.cxx	2014-11-25 15:48:04.461033690 +0100
+@@ -957,7 +957,10 @@
+      "Path to cpack program executable.", cmCacheManager::INTERNAL);
+ #endif
+   if(!cmSystemTools::FileExists(
+-       (cmSystemTools::GetCMakeRoot()+"/Modules/CMake.cmake").c_str()))
++       (cmSystemTools::GetCMakeRoot()+"/Modules/CMake.cmake").c_str()) &&
++     !cmSystemTools::FileExists(
++       (cmSystemTools::GetCMakeRoot()+"/Modules/CMake.cmake.ctest").c_str())
++     )
+     {
+     // couldn't find modules
+     cmSystemTools::Error("Could not find CMAKE_ROOT !!!\n"
diff --git a/package/cmake/Config.in b/package/cmake/Config.in
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..3d31d7a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/package/cmake/Config.in
@@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
+	bool
+	bool "ctest"
+	help
+	  CTest is a testing tool distributed as a part of CMake. It
+	  can be used to automate updating (using CVS for example),
+	  configuring, building, testing, performing memory checking,
+	  performing coverage, and submitting results to a CDash or
+	  Dart dashboard system.
+	  http://www.cmake.org/
diff --git a/package/cmake/cmake.mk b/package/cmake/cmake.mk
index a00b8cd..9a939bf 100644
--- a/package/cmake/cmake.mk
+++ b/package/cmake/cmake.mk
@@ -11,6 +11,14 @@ CMAKE_LICENSE = BSD-3c
 CMAKE_LICENSE_FILES = Copyright.txt
+CMAKE_DEPENDENCIES = zlib libcurl libarchive expat bzip2 xz
+	-DBUILD_CursesDialog=OFF
 # Get rid of -I* options from $(HOST_CPPFLAGS) to prevent that a
 # header available in $(HOST_DIR)/usr/include is used instead of a
@@ -39,4 +47,26 @@ define HOST_CMAKE_INSTALL_CMDS
 	$(HOST_MAKE_ENV) $(MAKE) -C $(@D) install
+	rm $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/bin/{cmake,cpack}
+	rm -fr $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/share/cmake-$(CMAKE_VERSION_MAJOR)/{completions,editors}
+	rm -fr $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/share/cmake-$(CMAKE_VERSION_MAJOR)/{Help,include}
+	$(INSTALL) -m 0644 -D $(@D)/Modules/CMake.cmake \
+		$(TARGET_DIR)/usr/share/cmake-$(CMAKE_VERSION_MAJOR)/Modules/CMake.cmake.ctest
+	(cd $(@D); \
+		cmake -P cmake_install.cmake \
+	)
+$(eval $(cmake-package))
 $(eval $(host-generic-package))

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