c++linuxcmakemingwportability

OS specific instructions in CMAKE: How to?


I am a beginner to CMAKE. Below is a simple cmake file which works well in mingw environment windows. The problem is clearly with target_link_libraries() function of CMAKE where I am linking libwsock32.a. In windows this works and I get the results.

However, as expected, in Linux, the /usr/bin/ld will look for -lwsock32 which is NOT there on the Linux OS.

My Problem is: How do I instruct CMAKE to avoid linking wsock32 library in Linux OS???

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

My Simple CMake file:

 PROJECT(biourl)
 set (${PROJECT_NAME}_headers ./BioSocketAddress.h  ./BioSocketBase.h ./BioSocketBuffer.h ./BioSocketCommon.h  ./BioSocketListener.h  ./BioSocketPrivate.h  ./BioSocketStream.h ./BioUrl.h BioDatabase.h )

set (${PROJECT_NAME}_sources BioSocketAddress.C  BioSocketBase.C  BioSocketCommon.C BioSocketStream.C  BioUrl.C BioDatabase.C )

add_library(${PROJECT_NAME} STATIC ${${PROJECT_NAME}_headers} ${${PROJECT_NAME}_sources} )

# linkers
#find_library(ws NAMES wsock32 PATHS ${PROJECT_SOURCE_DIR} NO_SYSTEM_ENVIRONMENT_PATH NO_DEFAULT_PATH)

target_link_libraries(${PROJECT_NAME} bioutils wsock32)

install (TARGETS ${PROJECT_NAME}
       RUNTIME DESTINATION bin
       LIBRARY DESTINATION lib
       ARCHIVE DESTINATION lib/archive )

Solution

  • Use

    if (WIN32)
        # do something
    endif (WIN32)
    

    or

    if (UNIX)
        # do something
    endif (UNIX)
    

    or

    if (MSVC)
        # do something
    endif (MSVC)
    

    or similar

    see CMake Useful Variables and CMake Checking Platform