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How to rename/revise target file with version number on installing in CMake?


I'm using CMake-3.13.4 and KDevelop-5.2.1.

I have a topmost CMakeLists.txt that defines the version numbers of my target. It looks like:

set( PROJECT_VERSION_MAJOR 1 )
set( PROJECT_VERSION_MINOR 4 )
set( PROJECT_VERSION_PATCH 7 )
...
add_executable( mytarget main.cpp XXX.cpp ... )
target_link_libraries( mytarget "stdc++fs" ${CMAKE_THREAD_LIBS_INIT} ... )
install( TARGETS mytarget RUNTIME DESTINATION . )

I want CMake automatically append the version string to the file name of the target. So I code as following:

install( TARGETS mytarget RUNTIME DESTINATION . RENAME "mytarget-${PROJECT_VERSION_MAJOR}.${PROJECT_VERSION_MINOR}.${PROJECT_VERSION_PATCH}" )

But it doesn't work.

Is there a way it can be done with CMake? The file name I finally want is "mytarget-1.4.7".


Solution

  • You are looking for the property OUTPUT_NAME.

    add_executable( mytarget main.cpp XXX.cpp ... )
    target_link_libraries( mytarget "stdc++fs" ${CMAKE_THREAD_LIBS_INIT} ... )
    set_target_properties( mytarget PROPERTIES OUTPUT_NAME "mytarget-${PROJECT_VERSION_MAJOR}.${PROJECT_VERSION_MINOR}.${PROJECT_VERSION_PATCH}" ) 
    install( TARGETS mytarget RUNTIME DESTINATION . )