externalproject_add install_dir doesn't work

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externalproject_add install_dir doesn't work

J Decker
A smiple cmakelists like this.  Without specifying the CMAKE_ARGS CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX this tries to install into c:\program files.

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.6)

include( ExternalProject )

ExternalProject_Add( external
           SOURCE_DIR ${CMAKE_SOURCE_DIR}/extern
           INSTALL_DIR ${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR}/output


---- ./extern/cmakelists.txt
cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.6)



I was trying to figure out why the install is failing on another project, it says (using vs 2015 generator) 

MSBUILD : error MSB1009: Project file does not exist. [M:\javascript\vfs\native\build\sack.vcxproj]
  Switch: install

in which the rule that runs 
C:\tools\unix\cmake\bin\cmake.exe --build . --config Debug --target install

is failling... to work it would have to be INSTALL. 

but my simple case isn't causing the same failure

Been tinkering with this for a couple hours trying to make the example more close to the full case, but cannot; if I edit the rule and make the '--target INSTALL'  then it works in the actual case... although the same thing works fine in the simplified example....

Line 1766 of ExternalProject in latest cmake download
        list(APPEND args --target install)

should(could) be 

        if( MSVC )
        list(APPEND args --target INSTALL)
        else( MSVC )
        list(APPEND args --target install)
        endif( MSVC )

which fixes my issue.


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