EPEL 6 cmake RPATH deafults?!?

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Sat May 5 10:53:54 UTC 2012

On 4 May 2012 23:44, Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu> wrote:
> Richard Shaw wrote:
>> I was having trouble building one of my packages for EL6 and I noticed
>> it was failing during man file generation using help2man.
>> It turns out that the cmake macros in EL6 use
>> "-DCMAKE_SKIP_RPATH:BOOL=ON" where Fedora doesn't set this (so
>> effectively OFF).
>> This meant that there was no RPATH to the library required by the
>> executable in the build tree and help2man was failing.
>> Is there a good reason why this is the default in EL?
>> On a side note. I wish EL would update to cmake 2.8. I had to do a log
>> of patching of the cmake configuration to get it to build with 2.6.
> file a bug (about both issues), we can at least fix the rpath one I think

There's been a BZ asking the rhel maintainer to update to CMake 2.8 for a while:


thought the response hasn't been overwhelming. I am wondering if we
should go the route of a cmake28 package in epel.


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