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Alien::CMake - Build and make available CMake library -


Version 0.11


Alien::CMake during its installation does one of the following:

  • Builds CMake binaries from source codes and installs dev files (headers: *.h, static library: *.a) into share directory of Alien::CMake distribution.

Later you can use Alien::CMake in your module that needs to link with libode like this:

    # Sample
    use Module::Build;
    use Alien::CMake;

    my $build = Module::Build->new(
      module_name => 'Any::CMake::Module',
      # + other params
      build_requires => {
                    'Alien::CMake' => 0,
                    # + others modules
      configure_requires => {
                    'Alien::CMake' => 0,
                    # + others modules
      extra_compiler_flags => Alien::CMake->config('cflags'),
      extra_linker_flags   => Alien::CMake->config('libs'),

NOTE: Alien::CMake is required only for building not for using 'Any::CMake::Module'.


Please consider using Alien::cmake3 instead. It uses newer Alien technology and is more reliable. In particular, this module will download very old binaries for some platforms (some from the 2.x series). In addition Alien::cmake3 will build from source if binaries are not available for your platform. Also Alien::cmake3 integrates more naturally with alienfile and Alien::Build.

In short Alien::CMake can be used to detect and get configuration settings from an already installed CMake. It offers also an option to download CMake source codes and build binaries from scratch.



This function is the main public interface to this module:



For compatability with Alien::Base, this will return the path containing cmake or empty list if it is already in the PATH.


Please post issues and bugs at


KMX, <kmx at>, FROGGS, <froggs at>, plicease <plicease at>


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.