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0015466ParaView(No Category)public2015-05-12 08:562016-08-12 09:59
ReporterFelipe Bordeu 
Assigned ToKitware Robot 
PrioritylowSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version4.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0015466: using PARAVIEW_EXTERNAL_PLUGIN_DIRS with more than one plugin
DescriptionWhen doing the configuration to compile paraview (ccmake) careful must me taken using the PARAVIEW_EXTERNAL_PLUGIN_DIRS variable. If more than one external plugin source directory is added (separated by ;) no trailing / (slash) is permitted. This is because the script that treat this variable (CMake/ParaViewPluginsMacros.cmake:169) create a build directory for each external plugin using the get_filename_component command. If a trailing / is present then the dir_name variable is empty and the plugin is build inside the ExternalPlugin (not in a subdirectory). Cmake gives an error if we use the same build directory to build 2 sources.

example using PARAVIEW_EXTERNAL_PLUGIN_DIRS /Path/to/my/plugin1/;/Path/to/my/plugin2/ :

 CMake Error at CMake/ParaViewPluginsMacros.cmake:187 (add_subdirectory):
   The binary directory


   is already used to build a source directory. It cannot be used to build
   source directory


   Specify a unique binary directory name.
 Call Stack (most recent call first):
   CMakeLists.txt:727 (pv_process_plugins)

using no trailing / solved the problem

PARAVIEW_EXTERNAL_PLUGIN_DIRS /Path/to/my/plugin1;/Path/to/my/plugin2

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Kitware Robot (administrator)
2016-08-12 09:59

Resolving issue as `moved`.

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 Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-05-12 08:56 Felipe Bordeu New Issue
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Note Added: 0038821
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Status backlog => closed
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Resolution open => moved
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Assigned To => Kitware Robot

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