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CMake install

If your workflow includes project installation, you may want to use the CMake install command that generates installation rules.

Configure installation

  1. Place the install commands into your CMakeLists.txt files.

  2. Set up the installation paths via the [DESTINATION dir] field of the install command. Here you have two options:

    • Provide the full path with a leading slash or drive letter.

    • Use a relative path, which will be interpreted as relative to the value of the CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX variable, if provided in the CMake options section of the Settings | Build, Execution, Deployment | CMake dialog:

      CMake install options

Run installation only

  1. To run the installation only, call Build | Install from the main menu.

Run installation before launch

  1. In the main menu, go to Run | Edit Configurations and select the configuration to which you want to add the installation step.

  2. Click in the Before launch area and select Install:

    Install as a pre-launch step
  3. Run or Debug the configuration.

    As a result, the targets you specified in the install commands will be built and put into the specified directories.

Last modified: 08 April 2024