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Posted : admin On 1/25/2022
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  2. It turned out that one of my PPAs was offering cmake 3.5 at the same package names that 14.04 uses for cmake 2.8 and, because of a dependency conflict, the cmake-data package had upgraded to 3.5, but the cmake package was getting held back at 2.8.

'Cannot find any CMake Profile' Then when I look in the Cmake feedback window, I get: /usr/bin/cmake -DCMAKEBUILDTYPE=Debug -G 'CodeBlocks - Unix Makefiles' /tmp/tmp.FeN29KEPFR CMake Error: The source directory '/tmp/tmp.FeN29KEPFR' does not appear to contain CMakeLists.txt. Specify -help for usage, or press the help button on the CMake GUI.

Ask questionsconan create fails with can't find conanbuildinfo.cmake

I have been trying to use conan_cmake_run in my CMakeLists.txt files to allow conan to be run in the cmake configure step, such that I can build a project or subproject with (from the source directory) cd build && cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug .. && cmake --build .This all works nicely.

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However, when I now try to package up my project by running, from the source directory, conan create ., I get errors originating from conan.cmake that it cannot find conanbuildinfo.cmake.


I have an example below that I've tried my best to make minimal, to demonstrate the problem.

Directory structure:

  • bla
    • CMakeLists.txt
    • bla.cpp



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The example code as presented will fail when calling conan create . from bla. The important bit of the error message from cmake as reported by conan:

conan cmake is complaining that at the path /home/justin/.conan/data/bla/0.1/_/_/build/6e41abfb5a7d95fbe289321565b7c1d2f35255f2/build_folder there is no file conanbuildinfo.cmake. And it's right, there isn't.

However, that file is present, one directory up, at /home/justin/.conan/data/bla/0.1/_/_/build/6e41abfb5a7d95fbe289321565b7c1d2f35255f2/?

This very simple example will work if you remove the build_folder = 'build_folder' in the's cmake.configure call, although this seems more like a coincidence.

My actual use case is more complex and involves nested calls of cmake's add_subdirectory, where those subfolders also can't find conanbuildinfo.cmake and look in the wrong place - they fail with the same kind of error, not being able to find conanbuildinfo.cmake. I have omitted a more complex example (with subdirectories) here as this post is long enough, and I hope if someone can show me a fix for this those may be fixed too.

Ideally a solution would allow me the ability, as I have now, to build my project from the parent or a subproject (each resolving their own conan dependencies) with cd build && cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug .. && cmake --build . or similar, and additionally allow conan create . from the parent project directory to work.

I would like to ask:

  • How can I fix this, what am I doing wrong?
  • Is this a poor way to structure a project? If so, what is the alternative? I am presuming what I want is possible but I'm ignorant and perhaps am going about this the wrong way?

Cheers if you've read till here, I realise this is a bit long and appreciate your time.

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