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ExternalProject_Add Visual Studio build Install Target

J Decker
I've had to make this modification the last few versions...

cmake/share/cmake-3.14/Modules/ExternalProject.cmake

line 1870 from

      if(step STREQUAL "INSTALL")
        list(APPEND args --target install)
      endif()

to

      if(step STREQUAL "INSTALL")
        list(APPEND args --target INSTALL)
      endif()

Otherwise, when building with visual studio, and trying to run the <project>-install.rule  rule, it says 'no such project'

I don't think the same issue happens when building from the command line.

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Re: ExternalProject_Add Visual Studio build Install Target

J Decker
Why does it seem I'm the only one with this problem?
I've recently updated this other portable system while I'm on the road, and the latest version of course fails the same way.

---- The Current build output

1>------ Build started: Project: intershell (ExternalProjectTargets\intershell\intershell), Configuration: RelWithDebInfo x64 ------
1>  Performing install step for 'intershell'
1>  Microsoft (R) Build Engine version 14.0.23107.0
1>  Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
1>
1>MSBUILD : error MSB1009: Project file does not exist.
1>  Switch: install
========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========

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share\cmake-3.15\Modules\ExternalProject.cmake
line 1853

      if(step STREQUAL "INSTALL")
        list(APPEND args --target install)
      endif()


Change to
      if(step STREQUAL "INSTALL")
        list(APPEND args --target INSTALL)
      endif()

 -------------------

And then the output looks like
 --------------
1>------ Build started: Project: intershell (ExternalProjectTargets\intershell\intershell), Configuration: RelWithDebInfo x64 ------
1>  Performing install step for 'intershell'
1>  Microsoft (R) Build Engine version 14.0.23107.0
1>  Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
1>
1>    InterShell.Service.vcxproj -> M:\javascript\sack-gui\build\sack-src\src\intershell-build\service.shell\RelWithDebInfo\InterShell.Service.exe
..........
(completes successfully )



On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 1:27 AM J Decker <[hidden email]> wrote:
I've had to make this modification the last few versions...

cmake/share/cmake-3.14/Modules/ExternalProject.cmake

line 1870 from

      if(step STREQUAL "INSTALL")
        list(APPEND args --target install)
      endif()

to

      if(step STREQUAL "INSTALL")
        list(APPEND args --target INSTALL)
      endif()

Otherwise, when building with visual studio, and trying to run the <project>-install.rule  rule, it says 'no such project'

I don't think the same issue happens when building from the command line.

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