[vtkusers] cmake problems gdcm with vtk6

Goodwin Lawlor goodwin.lawlor.lists at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 17:22:01 EST 2013

Hi Lars,

That macro (VTK_MAKE_INSTANTIATOR3) was included in the root
CMakeLists.txt in VTK 5.x but not 6.0.

You've 2 choices:

1. Set the advanced flag (new in vtk6) VTK_MAKE_INSTANTIATORS and rebuild VTK.


2. Include the macro yourself (it's still there in the cmake dir)

Something like


at the top of Utilities/VTK/CMakeLists.txt should do it.

I think option 2 is better since option 1 creates Instantiators for
all modules - which you probably don't need.



On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Lars Matthäus <lars.matthaeus at web.de> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Nobody on the gdcm mailing list had any idea, so maybe some of the VTK
> folks can help to solve this, as this seems to be related to the vtk
> changes 5.10 -> 6.0:
> When I try to configure gdcm with vtk option (GDCM_USE_VTK), I get a
> cmake error when I try to "link/build/cmake" against a vtk 6.0
> configuration:
> CMake Error at Utilities/VTK/CMakeLists.txt:111 (VTK_MAKE_INSTANTIATOR3):
>   Unknown CMake command "VTK_MAKE_INSTANTIATOR3".
> Before cmake'ing gdcm, I had successfully configured and release-build
> vtk (shared libs ON, java wrapping ON).
> All is fine when I try to "cmake" against a vtk 5.10 version (same
> settings).
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Lars
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