[vtkusers] Generate debug libraries with _d postfix

Thales Luis Rodrigues Sabino tluisrs at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 19:42:13 EST 2016


Configuring the Debug Post Fix in the CMake command line works fine with
me. I also use PCL and VTK 6.3.0.
This is the command line I use to build VTK

cmake -DCMAKE_DEBUG_POSTFIX=_d ../../Downloads/VTK-6.3.0

And the libraries are generated with _d suffix.

There is also the possibility of defining CMAKE_RELEASE_POSTFIX for a
suffix to be added in the release libraries.

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 10:16 PM, Chungzuwalla <
richard at research.canon.com.au> wrote:

> I also needed to do this recently.  I am no expert on CMake or VTK, but I
> was
> able to find a way that worked for me.
> I use PCL which uses VTK.  PCL already uses different names for libraries
> (eg., pcl_xxx_debug.lib and pcl_xxx_release.lib).
> I wanted the PCL debug libs to link with VTK debug libs, and PCL release
> libs to link with VTK release libs.
> Find vtkModuleMacros.cmake, and find the line:
>   set_property(TARGET ${_name} PROPERTY OUTPUT_NAME
> ${_vtk}${_name}${_lib_suffix})
> I replaced this with:
>   set_property(TARGET ${_name} PROPERTY DEBUG_OUTPUT_NAME
> ${_vtk}${_name}${_lib_suffix}_d)
> ${_vtk}${_name}${_lib_suffix})
> The CMake documentation I referred to for these properties is here:
> https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.3/command/set_target_properties.html
> See the paragraph starting “Properties that affect the name of a target’s
> output file are as follows”.
> Then I opened VTK build in CMake-gui, re-ran “configure”, re-ran “generate”
> Opened the updated VTK build files in my IDE (Visual Studio 2015) (using
> Administrator mode, so that the install can succeed)
> Rebuilt INSTALL using “debug” configuration, then again using “release”
> configuration
> Checked in the VTK install directory, both debug and release libraries are
> there side by side.
> Then repeated all that for PCL: “configure”, “generate”, INSTALL debug,
> INSTALL release.
> When I opened the updated PCL build files in the IDE, I could see that the
> debug build of PCL was linking the VTK libs with the “_d” suffix.
> Which is exactly what I wanted.
> A final note: my project which uses PCL, uses the Visual Studio IDE build
> system directly (not CMake).
> So in the debug build, I had to manually add the “_d” suffix to the VTK
> import libraries.
> Otherwise my executable would have loaded both release and debug  versions
> of the same VTK DLL, causing chaos.
> Hope this helps.
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Thales Luis Rodrigues Sabino

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