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NAME

       cpack - CPack Command-Line Reference


SYNOPSIS

          cpack [<options>]


DESCRIPTION

       The  cpack  executable  is  the  CMake packaging program.  It generates
       installers and source packages in a variety of formats.

       For each installer or package format, cpack  has  a  specific  backend,
       called  ageneratora.  A  generator  is  responsible  for generating the
       required inputs and invoking the specific package creation tools. These
       installer  or  package generators are not to be confused with the make-
       file generators of the cmake command.

       All supported generators are specified in the cpack-generators  manual.
       The  command cpack --help prints a list of generators supported for the
       target platform.  Which of them are to be used can be selected  through
       the CPACK_GENERATOR variable or through the command-line option -G.

       The  cpack  program  is  steered by a configuration file written in the
       CMake language. Unless  chosen  differently  through  the  command-line
       option --config, the file CPackConfig.cmake in the current directory is
       used.

       In the standard CMake workflow, the file CPackConfig.cmake is generated
       by  the  cmake executable, provided the CPack module is included by the
       projectas CMakeLists.txt file.


OPTIONS

       -G <generators>
              <generators> is a semicolon-separated list of  generator  names.
              cpack  will  iterate through this list and produce package(s) in
              that generatoras format according to the details provided in the
              CPackConfig.cmake  configuration  file.   If  this option is not
              given, the CPACK_GENERATOR variable determines the  default  set
              of generators that will be used.

       -C <configs>
              Specify the project configuration(s) to be packaged (e.g. Debug,
              Release, etc.), where <configs> is a  semicolon-separated  list.
              When the CMake project uses a multi-configuration generator such
              as Xcode or Visual Studio, this option is needed to  tell  cpack
              which  built executables to include in the package.  The user is
              responsible for ensuring that the configuration(s)  listed  have
              already been built before invoking cpack.

       -D <var>=<value>
              Set  a  CPack  variable.   This  will override any value set for
              <var> in the input file read by cpack.

       --config <configFile>
              Specify the configuration file read  by  cpack  to  provide  the
              packaging details.  By default, CPackConfig.cmake in the current
              directory will be used.

       --verbose, -V
              Run cpack with verbose output.  This can be used  to  show  more
              details  from  the  package generation tools and is suitable for
              project developers.

       --debug
              Run cpack with debug output.  This option is intended mainly for
              the  developers  of  cpack  itself and is not normally needed by
              project developers.

       --trace
              Put the underlying cmake scripts in trace mode.

       --trace-expand
              Put the underlying cmake scripts in expanded trace mode.

       -P <packageName>
              Override/define the value  of  the  CPACK_PACKAGE_NAME  variable
              used  for  packaging.   Any  value  set for this variable in the
              CPackConfig.cmake file will then be ignored.

       -R <packageVersion>
              Override/define the value of the CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION  variable
              used  for packaging.  It will override a value set in the CPack-
              Config.cmake file or one automatically computed from CPACK_PACK-
              AGE_VERSION_MAJOR,  CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION_MINOR  and CPACK_PACK-
              AGE_VERSION_PATCH.

       -B <packageDirectory>
              Override/define  CPACK_PACKAGE_DIRECTORY,  which  controls   the
              directory  where  CPack  will  perform  its packaging work.  The
              resultant package(s) will be created at this location by default
              and  a  _CPack_Packages  subdirectory will also be created below
              this directory to use as a working area during package creation.

       --vendor <vendorName>
              Override/define CPACK_PACKAGE_VENDOR.

       --help,-help,-usage,-h,-H,/?
              Print usage information and exit.

              Usage  describes  the  basic  command  line  interface  and  its
              options.

       --version,-version,/V [<f>]
              Show program name/version banner and exit.

              If a file is specified, the version is  written  into  it.   The
              help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-full [<f>]
              Print all help manuals and exit.

              All  manuals  are  printed in a human-readable text format.  The
              help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-manual <man> [<f>]
              Print one help manual and exit.

              The specified manual is printed in a human-readable text format.
              The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-manual-list [<f>]
              List help manuals available and exit.

              The  list contains all manuals for which help may be obtained by
              using the --help-manual option followed by a manual  name.   The
              help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-command <cmd> [<f>]
              Print help for one command and exit.

              The  cmake-commands(7)  manual  entry  for <cmd> is printed in a
              human-readable text format.  The help  is  printed  to  a  named
              <f>ile if given.

       --help-command-list [<f>]
              List commands with help available and exit.

              The list contains all commands for which help may be obtained by
              using the --help-command option followed by a command name.  The
              help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-commands [<f>]
              Print cmake-commands manual and exit.

              The cmake-commands(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text
              format.  The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-module <mod> [<f>]
              Print help for one module and exit.

              The cmake-modules(7) manual entry for  <mod>  is  printed  in  a
              human-readable  text  format.   The  help  is printed to a named
              <f>ile if given.

       --help-module-list [<f>]
              List modules with help available and exit.

              The list contains all modules for which help may be obtained  by
              using  the  --help-module option followed by a module name.  The
              help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-modules [<f>]
              Print cmake-modules manual and exit.

              The cmake-modules(7) manual is printed in a human-readable  text
              format.  The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-policy <cmp> [<f>]
              Print help for one policy and exit.

              The  cmake-policies(7)  manual  entry  for <cmp> is printed in a
              human-readable text format.  The help  is  printed  to  a  named
              <f>ile if given.

       --help-policy-list [<f>]
              List policies with help available and exit.

              The list contains all policies for which help may be obtained by
              using the --help-policy option followed by a policy  name.   The
              help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-policies [<f>]
              Print cmake-policies manual and exit.

              The cmake-policies(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text
              format.  The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-property <prop> [<f>]
              Print help for one property and exit.

              The cmake-properties(7) manual entries for <prop> are printed in
              a  human-readable  text  format.  The help is printed to a named
              <f>ile if given.

       --help-property-list [<f>]
              List properties with help available and exit.

              The list contains all properties for which help may be  obtained
              by using the --help-property option followed by a property name.
              The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-properties [<f>]
              Print cmake-properties manual and exit.

              The cmake-properties(7) manual is printed  in  a  human-readable
              text format.  The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-variable <var> [<f>]
              Print help for one variable and exit.

              The  cmake-variables(7)  manual  entry for <var> is printed in a
              human-readable text format.  The help  is  printed  to  a  named
              <f>ile if given.

       --help-variable-list [<f>]
              List variables with help available and exit.

              The  list  contains all variables for which help may be obtained
              by using the --help-variable option followed by a variable name.
              The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

       --help-variables [<f>]
              Print cmake-variables manual and exit.

              The  cmake-variables(7)  manual  is  printed in a human-readable
              text format.  The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.


SEE ALSO

       The following resources are available to get help using CMake:

       Home Page
              https://cmake.org

              The primary starting point for learning about CMake.

       Online Documentation and Community Resources
              https://cmake.org/documentation

              Links to available documentation and community resources may  be
              found on this web page.

       Discourse Forum
              https://discourse.cmake.org

              The  Discourse Forum hosts discussion and questions about CMake.


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3.16.0                           Nov 30, 2019                         cpack(1)

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