.. cmake-manual-description: CPack Command-Line Reference
The “cpack” executable is the CMake packaging program. CMake-generated build trees created for projects that use the INSTALL_* commands have packaging support. This program will generate the package.
CMake is a cross-platform build system generator. Projects specify their build process with platform-independent CMake listfiles included in each directory of a source tree with the name CMakeLists.txt. Users build a project by using CMake to generate a build system for a native tool on their platform.
Use the specified generator to generate package.
CPack may support multiple native packaging systems on certain platforms. A generator is responsible for generating input files for particular system and invoking that systems. Possible generator names are specified in the Generators section.
Specify the project configuration
This option specifies the configuration that the project was build with, for example ‘Debug’, ‘Release’.
Set a CPack variable.
Set a variable that can be used by the generator.
--config <config file>
Specify the config file.
Specify the config file to use to create the package. By default CPackConfig.cmake in the current directory will be used.
enable verbose output
Run cpack with verbose output.
enable debug output (for CPack developers)
Run cpack with debug output (for CPack developers).
-P <package name>
If the package name is not specified on cpack command line thenCPack.cmake defines it as CMAKE_PROJECT_NAME
-R <package version>
If version is not specified on cpack command line thenCPack.cmake defines it from CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION_[MAJOR|MINOR|PATCH]look into CPack.cmake for detail
-B <package directory>
The directory where CPack will be doing its packaging work.The resulting package will be found there. Inside this directoryCPack creates ‘_CPack_Packages’ sub-directory which is theCPack temporary directory.
--vendor <vendor name>
If vendor is not specified on cpack command line (or inside CMakeLists.txt) thenCPack.cmake defines it with a default value
.. include:: OPTIONS_HELP.txt
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