Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1251198
cmake bundles kwsys
Last modified: 2016-01-06 13:29:51 EST
Description of problem:
cmake bundles kwsys in Source/kwsys. It's declared a copylib by upstream (kitware.com, same as cmake), but it should be a proper shared library, as it's much too large (though partial bundling is possible) and it seems to be bundled by all projects from kitware.
This came up during the discussion of FPC ticket #555 (https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/555) and tibbs suggested you might be interested in maintaining the kwsys package.
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kwsys upstream is here:
This is going to be a huge undertaking. The cmake bootstrap process is intimately tied to configuring and building the bundled kwsys code. It's going to be a huge effort to maintain downstream patches to strip it out.
I think we should try harder to get a bundling exception. In the original request/attempt, the reporter didn't provide much argument in favor.
Lacking that, one could argue that cmake's copy of kwsys be used as the canonical copy (instead of building it independantly of cmake, and having cmake use that).
In accordance with new policy, bundled libraries provides added.