GCC / Clang

Conan provides a gcc generator, able to generate files to be directly used in the command line by the gcc or clang compiler.

Now we are going to compile the getting started example using gcc instead of the cmake generator.


We have only tested the gcc generator in linux with the gcc compiler. But maybe it works with MinGW in Windows or even clang in OSX. Try it and let us know. :D

Open conanfile.txt and change (or add) gcc generator:



Install the requirements (from the mytimer/build folder):

$ conan install ..


Remember, if you don’t specify settings in install command with -s, conan will use the detected defaults. You can always change them by editing the ~/.conan/profiles/default or override them with “-s” parameters.

Let’s take a look at the generated conanbuildinfo.gcc:

-DPOCO_STATIC=ON -DPOCO_NO_AUTOMATIC_LIBS -I/home/laso/.conan/data/Poco/1.6.1/lasote/stable/package/afafc631e705f7296bec38318b28e4361ab6787c/include -I/home/laso/.conan/data/OpenSSL/1.0.2d/lasote/stable/package/154942d8bccb87fbba9157e1daee62e1200e80fc/include -I/home/laso/.conan/data/zlib/1.2.8/lasote/stable/package/3b92a20cb586af0d984797002d12b7120d38e95e/include -L/home/laso/.conan/data/Poco/1.6.1/lasote/stable/package/afafc631e705f7296bec38318b28e4361ab6787c/lib -L/home/laso/.conan/data/OpenSSL/1.0.2d/lasote/stable/package/154942d8bccb87fbba9157e1daee62e1200e80fc/lib -L/home/laso/.conan/data/zlib/1.2.8/lasote/stable/package/3b92a20cb586af0d984797002d12b7120d38e95e/lib -Wl,-rpath=/home/laso/.conan/data/Poco/1.6.1/lasote/stable/package/afafc631e705f7296bec38318b28e4361ab6787c/lib -Wl,-rpath=/home/laso/.conan/data/OpenSSL/1.0.2d/lasote/stable/package/154942d8bccb87fbba9157e1daee62e1200e80fc/lib -Wl,-rpath=/home/laso/.conan/data/zlib/1.2.8/lasote/stable/package/3b92a20cb586af0d984797002d12b7120d38e95e/lib -lPocoUtil -lPocoXML -lPocoJSON -lPocoMongoDB -lPocoNet -lPocoCrypto -lPocoData -lPocoDataSQLite -lPocoZip -lPocoFoundation -lpthread -ldl -lrt -lssl -lcrypto -lz

Wow, it’s a little hard to read, but those are just the gcc parameters needed to compile our program. But you could recognize -I options with headers directories, -L for libraries directories…

It’s the same information we saw in conanbuildinfo.cmake.

So just execute:

$ mkdir bin
$ g++ ../timer.cpp @conanbuildinfo.gcc -o bin/timer


“@conanbuildinfo.gcc” appends all the file contents to g++ command parameters

$ ./bin/timer
 Callback called after 250 milliseconds.

You can also use the generator within your build() method of your conanfile.py.

Check the Build automation: Building with GCC or Clang section for more info.