Conditional settings, options and requirementsΒΆ

Remember, in your you have also access to the options of your dependencies, and you can use them to:

  • Add requirements dynamically
  • Change values of options

The configure method is the right place to change values of options and settings.

Here is an example of what we could do in our configure method:

requires = "Poco/1.7.8p3@pocoproject/stable" # We will add OpenSSL dynamically "OpenSSL/1.0.2d@lasote/stable"

def configure(self):
    # We can control the options of our dependencies based on current options
    self.options["OpenSSL"].shared = self.options.shared

    # Maybe in windows we know that OpenSSL works better as shared (false)
    if self.settings.os == "Windows":
       self.options["OpenSSL"].shared = True

       # Or adjust any other available option
       self.options["Poco"].other_option = "foo"

    # We could check the presence of an option
    if "shared" in self.options:

def requirements(self):
    # Or add a new requirement!
    if self.options.testing:

See also

Check the section Reference/, config_options() to find out more.