[petsc-users] petsc cmake config - BUILD_SHARED_LIBS

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 13:42:03 CDT 2015

On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 1:39 PM, Satish Balay <balay at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Oct 2015, Barry Smith wrote:
> > > ref the thing here that happened with my misunderstanding of the
> purpose of that config file. whenever i see a <Package>Config.cmake it is
> the cmake config mode file for <Package>. it did not occur to me that it
> could be anything else, because i have never seen it be anything else in
> any other pieces of software.
> > >
> > > Yes, we need to change the name of that. Its very confusing and no
> longer used.
> >
> >    Satish,
> >
> >     Can you please change the name of this file so it doesn't cause
> confusion in the future.  Put something in the name to clearly indicate it
> is not a <Package>Config.cmake for people to use. Perhaps
> DoNotUseThisInternalToPetscOnlyConfig.cmake
> Which do you prefer:
> PETScCmakeBuild.conf
> or
> PETScBuild.cmake


> At some point - we might want to completely remove the cmake build related
> code..

I am for that right now. "There can be only one"


> Satish

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
-- Norbert Wiener
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