Launch conan install from cmakeΒΆ

It is possible to launch conan install from cmake, which can be convenient for end users, package consumers, that are not creating packages themselves.

This is work under testing, please try it and give feedback or contribute. The cmake code to do this task is here: https://github.com/conan-io/cmake-conan

To be able to use it, you can directly download the code from your cmake script:

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)
project(myproject CXX)

# Download automatically, you can also just copy the conan.cmake file
if(NOT EXISTS "${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR}/conan.cmake")
   message(STATUS "Downloading conan.cmake from https://github.com/memsharded/cmake-conan")
   file(DOWNLOAD "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/conan-io/cmake-conan/master/conan.cmake"
                 "${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR}/conan.cmake")
endif()

include(${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR}/conan.cmake)

conan_cmake_run(REQUIRES Hello/0.1@memsharded/testing
                BASIC_SETUP
                BUILD missing)

add_executable(main main.cpp)
target_link_libraries(main ${CONAN_LIBS})

If you want to use targets, you could do:

include(conan.cmake)
conan_cmake_run(REQUIRES Hello/0.1@memsharded/testing
                BASIC_SETUP CMAKE_TARGETS
                BUILD missing)

add_executable(main main.cpp)
target_link_libraries(main CONAN_PKG::Hello)