Query: %cmake not doing out-of-tree builds?

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Sat Oct 10 23:52:19 UTC 2015

On 10/10/2015 02:25 PM, Neal Gompa wrote:
> Hello all,
> Over the last few weeks, I've been working on a number of packages that
> use CMake for the build system for various distros, and I've noticed
> something rather peculiar. Of all the distros I've built packages for
> (Fedora/CentOS, openSUSE, Mageia, Debian, and Ubuntu), only
> Fedora/CentOS does not automatically do CMake building in a subdirectory
> such that the build artifacts don't mix in with the source tree.
> Essentially, the %cmake macro doesn't enforce builds are out-of-tree.
> Is there a particular reason for this?

Freedom, baby!

But you certainly can do it if you want:

mkdir build
cd build
%cmake ..

Which I do think should be pretty much the standard.

Orion Poplawski
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