I think there is a small bug in Cpack or maybe i didn't find the good features. I'm using cpack to pack my project (for windows)... and i wanted to use the same install for my server and client. Therefore I have check the CPACK_COMPONENT_xxx tutorial which is really intersting http://www.cmake.org/Wiki/CMake:Component_Install_With_CPack
However it is impossible to combine the component with the classic CPACK_PACKAGE_EXECUTABLES because the shortchut is created even if the component is not installed.
------------ for example with: SET(CPACK_COMPONENT_CLIENT_DISPLAY_NAME "My Client")
SET(CPACK_COMPONENT_SERVER_DISPLAY_NAME "My Server") SET(CPACK_COMPONENT_SERVER_DISABLED TRUE)