Remove absolute path from INCLUDE_INSTALL_DIR

Authored by omalsa on Nov 22 2019, 10:03 AM.



The absolute path in INCLUDE_INSTALL_DIR eventually made it into the exported MarbleTargets.cmake file in the INTERFACE_INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES target property.

There should be _no_ absolute paths in any outputs of install.

This bug causes the following use-case to fail:

  • Make Install marble
  • Move/deploy install directory to another location (e.g. deploy from Continuous Integration server)
  • Link to Marble from new cmake project with find_package(Marble)

Because of this absolute path, the install directory cannot be moved after it is created.

This is the CMake error:

CMake Error in src/libs/geo/CMakeLists.txt
  Imported target "Marble" includes non-existent path


  in its INTERFACE_INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES.  Possible reasons include:

  * The path was deleted, renamed, or moved to another location.
  * An install or uninstall procedure did not complete successfully.
  * The installation package was faulty and references files it does not provide.

The following is a minimal example CMakeLists.txt file that can produce the error:


cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.5)
project(Geo VERSION 1.0)
find_package(Marble REQUIRED)
add_executable(geo PRIVATE main.cpp)
target_link_libraries(PUBLIC Marble)
Test Plan

This bug was found while trying to deploy Marble from our Continuous Integration server. To reproduce:

  1. Build and install marble
  2. Move marble install to a different machine
  3. Try to build a cmake project that depends on libMarble

This will fail because the INTERFACE_INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES contained in the generated MarbleTarget.cmake file is not accessible.

Once my patch is applied then the above steps will work correctly.

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omalsa created this revision.Nov 22 2019, 10:03 AM
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Note: I've raised bug 414554 for this issue.

rahn accepted this revision.Jan 2 2020, 5:39 AM
This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Jan 2 2020, 5:39 AM
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