VTK/Build parameters

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  • CMAKE_HP_PTHREADS - this is if you build on HP-UX unix.
  • CMAKE_USE_SPROC - alternative to pthreads on the SGI.
  • FFMPEG_INCLUDE_DIR - location of FFMPEG
  • FFMPEG_dc1394_LIBRARY, FFMPEG_dts_LIBRARY - Firewire support, if you build ffmpeg with firewire support you need the

userland tools for it.

  • MEMORYCHECK_COMMAND - defines the command for dynamic memory analysis programs (e.g. valgrind)
  • OPENGL_xmesa_INCLUDE_DIR - could be cygwin.


  • LIBPROJ4_INCLUDE_DIR, LIBPROJ4_LIBRARIES -
  • PROJ_LIST_EXTERNAL, PROJ_USE_GSL, PROJ_USE_PTHREADS - libproj4 shipped in vtk is a distinct fork of proj4 and has different headers

(filenames at least) unless I haven't found the correct upstream for this.

  • VERDICT_BUILD_DOC, VERDICT_ENABLE_TESTING, VERDICT_MANGLE, VERDICT_MANGLE_PREFIX, VERDICT_USE_FLOAT
  • VLI_LIBRARY_FOR_VP1000 - Related to special hardware.
  • X11_XTest_LIB -
  • VTK_LARGE_DATA_ROOT -
  • VTK_LEGACY_REMOVE, VTK_LEGACY_SILENT
  • VTK_OPENGL_HAS_OSMESA - OS, here is Off-Screen it is an option to enable off=screen rendering if your

hardware is capable. One of the option with a tip that I can understand.

  • VTK_TESTING_USE_FPE - Floating point Exceptions, numerical check features.
  • VTK_TESTING_USE_LOCALE - Language localization, you know not-English.
  • VTK_USE_MANGLED_MESA - old
  • VTK_USE_TDX - ?
  • VTK_USE_TEXT_ANALYSIS - ?
  • VTK_USE_VOLUMEPRO_1000 - related to VP1000 above?