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Bug 1347 - Eigen3Config.cmake contains absolut paths.
Summary: Eigen3Config.cmake contains absolut paths.
Alias: None
Product: Eigen
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: 3.3 (current stable)
Hardware: All All
: Normal Unknown
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on:
Blocks: 3.3
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Reported: 2016-11-22 10:12 UTC by Björn Piltz
Modified: 2019-12-04 16:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)


Description Björn Piltz 2016-11-22 10:12:12 UTC
I'm happy Eigen has started supporting the Find_package(Eigen3 CONFIG) mode by including an Eigen3Config.cmake file. It wold be nice if it also provided an IMPORTED target like Alain suggests in Bug #1319. Howevever, EIGEN3_INCLUDE_DIR points to the absolute location of CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX when 'make install' was called. Thus not making the install dir relocatable. A more convenient solution would be to set a relative PATH like this:

>get_filename_component(EIGEN3_ROOT_DIR "${CMAKE_CURRENT_LIST_DIR}/../../.." ABSOLUTE)
>set ( EIGEN3_INCLUDE_DIR  "${EIGEN3_ROOT_DIR}/include/eigen3" )

There is a also a new fancy syntax to achieve this described here:
Comment 1 Gael Guennebaud 2016-11-23 10:40:21 UTC
Thanks a lot for the suggestion.

There is a pull-request implementing imported targets using the new syntax with fallback:

It would be very helpful if you could quickly review it to assess it properly cover your issue.
Comment 2 Gael Guennebaud 2016-12-06 10:37:02 UTC
Comment 3 Nobody 2019-12-04 16:32:08 UTC
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