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

Neal Gompa ngompa13 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 00:14:58 UTC 2015

On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 7:52 PM, Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com>

> 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.
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​I pretty much wound up doing that, but I wanted to know if there was a
reason for not having it built into the macro like Mageia and SUSE do.​

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