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CMake issues with Windows

Postby jeffbsanders » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:46 pm

I am trying to use CMake to generate a project / solution to compile using Visula Studio 2010. Getting lots of CMake errors.
Working with Flight Gear source 2.8, as well os the other related projects.
I have set up the folders as described on "Building using CMake - Windows" but not having much luck.
Any suggestions?
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby Hooray » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:48 pm

Hi & welcome,

unfortunately, you'll probably continue not having much luck unless you care to provide us with the exact errors you are getting, because we would otherwise have to resort to guessing instead.
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby jeffbsanders » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:52 pm

For starters:
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CMake Error at C:/Program Files (x86)/CMake 2.8/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/CPack.cmake:311 (set):
Syntax error in cmake code at

C:/Program Files (x86)/CMake 2.8/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/CPack.cmake:311

when parsing string

D:\Projects\FlightGear\install\msvc100\FlightGear

Invalid escape sequence \P
Call Stack (most recent call first):
C:/Program Files (x86)/CMake 2.8/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/CPack.cmake:522 (cpack_set_if_not_set)
CMakeLists.txt:52 (include)
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I am clearly a newbee to cmake.
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby Hooray » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:53 pm

this would suggest that you are probably using an outdated version of cmake, what version are you using ?
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby F-JJTH » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:26 pm

Reading the path << C:/Program Files (x86)/CMake 2.8 >> I would they he uses CMake version 2.8 :D
of course there is 2.8.12, 2.8.11, 2.8.10, 2.8.9, 2.8.8, 2.8.7, 2.8.6, 2.8.5, 2.8.4, 2.8.3, 2.8.2, 2.8.1, 2.8.0 but even 2.8.0 is "relatively" recent and enough for building FG I guess.

Anyway, I would recommand to use the Superbuild: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Superbuild

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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby Hooray » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:48 pm

right about the DATA path, but that doesn't say anything about the cmake binary.
Then again, it seems that this could just as well be about an unescaped windows path - i.e. the "\P" part would fit "C:\Program Files" for example, if not properly escaped.
Better also post the offending cmakelists.txt
If in doubt, I would build 2.99/3.0 or at least 2.12 instead, to make sure that there are not any cmake issues involved on the FG side of things.
I do not quite recall when cmake was added, but I remember that things were not exactly straightforward in the beginning.
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby F-JJTH » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:10 am

Indeed you are right, D:\Projects seems to be problematic here.
Sorry for the noise

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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby jeffbsanders » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:12 am

once I set up the folders and files as described in "Building using CMake - Windows" , do I need to edit any of the CMakel files?
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby Hooray » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:18 am

nope, you would typically configure cmake via the cmake GUI or via command line arguments
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby jeffbsanders » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:28 am

Thanks for the replies. I am using CMake 2.8, and flight gear 2.8.
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby jeffbsanders » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:31 am

would it be worth while to go with a newer version of CMake and/or Flight Gear?
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby Hooray » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:42 am

it's not a bad idea to get the latest & greatest FG version - people building from source, should have a better experience, but you don't need to touch any files.
And feel free to try the superbuild first.
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby jeffbsanders » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:55 pm

Thanks to all for the replies. Very much appreciated.

I am using CMake 2.8.12.

Also I tries to GIT the superbuild using "git clone --recursive git://gitorious.org/fg/fgmeta.git" on several computers, withOUT success, using GitBash and GitGui and even from the cmd box.
I get the error message:

fatal: unable to connect to gitorious.org:
gitorious.org[0: 87.238.52.168]: errno=No error

My firewall is off. I am running Windows 7 SP1, got LOTS of memory, disk space & horsepower.

Any suggestions?

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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby Hooray » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:16 am

ping'ed gitorious to see if you can reach the domain ?
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Re: CMake issues with Windows

Postby jeffbsanders » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:14 am

Pinged gitorious.org. I get replies
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