This is an experimental feature subject to breaking changes in future releases.
This generator is similar to the cmake_find_package generator but it allows working with
multi-configuration projects like
Visual Studio with both
Release. But there are some differences:
- Only works with CMake > 3.0
- It doesn’t generate
- The “global” approach is not supported, only “modern” CMake by using targets.
$ conan install . -g cmake_find_package_multi -s build_type=Debug $ conan install . -g cmake_find_package_multi -s build_type=Release
These commands will generate several files for each dependency in your graph, including a
<package_name>-config.cmake that can be located by the CMake
find_package(<package_name> CONFIG) command.
CONFIG option to
find_package so that module mode is explicitly skipped by CMake. This helps to
solve issues when there is for example a
FindXXXX.cmake file in CMake’s default modules directory that could be loaded instead of
<package_name>-config.cmake generated by Conan.
The name of the files follows the pattern
<package_name>-config.cmake for lower case names. So for
zlib/1.2.11 package, a
zlib-config.cmake file will be generated.
Check the section cmake_find_package_multi to read more about this generator and the adjusted CMake variables/targets.