ROSE Compiler Framework/cmake

overview edit

EDG 4.x-based ROSE also supports cmake build system.

Here is the CMake command to configure ROSE:


  • boost
  • jdk: export JAVA_HOME=/home/demo/opt/jdk1.8.0_25/
  • libxml2

$ CC=gcc CXX=g++ cmake ../rose/ -DBOOST_ROOT="$BOOST_HOME" -Denable-cuda:BOOL=off -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE:STRING=Debug -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH="$(pwd)/../install"

Afterward, simply run "make" and then "ctest".

A real example:

  • mkdir cmakebuild; cd cmakebuild
  • CC=gcc CXX=g++ cmake ../rose-edg4x.git/ -DBOOST_ROOT=/home/demo/opt/boost_1.45.0_inst -Denable-cuda:BOOL=off -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE:STRING=Debug -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH="$(pwd)/../rose-install"

general impression edit

Very hard to read screen output to find what went wrong.

  • Some are internal error messages happening as part of detecting environments
  • real error messages are buried in the middle. The process went on and printed out lots of other info. after the first error occurs.
  • when checking /home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log, there content are polluted with error messages for expected compilation failures (cpp files which cannot be compiled ).

It confuses users to find the real errors blocking the configuration process.

One example:

Generating  /home/demo/cmakebuild/include-staging/gcc_HEADERS/rose_edg_required_macros_and_functions.h
processing header file directory /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.8/include to be mapped to /home/demo/cmakebuild/include-staging/gcc_HEADERS/hdrs1
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.8/include needs 0 change(s)
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.8/include does not need any changes
processing header file directory /usr/local/include to be mapped to /home/demo/cmakebuild/include-staging/gcc_HEADERS/hdrs2
/usr/local/include needs 0 change(s)
/usr/local/include does not need any changes
processing header file directory /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.8/include-fixed to be mapped to /home/demo/cmakebuild/include-staging/gcc_HEADERS/hdrs3
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.8/include-fixed needs 0 change(s)
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.8/include-fixed does not need any changes
processing header file directory /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu to be mapped to /home/demo/cmakebuild/include-staging/gcc_HEADERS/hdrs4
/usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu needs 1 change(s)
/usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu needs to be copied and modified
Done copying
Processing c++config header file (removing use of visibility attribute) at /home/demo/cmakebuild/include-staging/gcc_HEADERS/hdrs4/./c++/4.8/bits/c++config.h
Verified "/usr/include/sys/cdefs.h" exists ... (referenced by ROSE specific "sys/cdefs.h" header file)
system_headers_directory = /home/demo/cmakebuild/include-staging/gcc_HEADERS/hdrs should be used instead of target_parent_dir = 
Copying /home/demo/rose-edg4x.git/config/rose_specific_cdefs.h to /home/demo/cmakebuild/include-staging/gcc_HEADERS/hdrs/sys to fix __gconv_info incomplete definition problem ...
StatusRunning tests ...
-- checking for module 'libxml-2.0'
--   found libxml-2.0, version 2.9.1
-- xmllint program not found. Install it if you want validate generated doc file.
-- Found LibXml2: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/  
-- META_EXE_LOC = /home/demo/cmakebuild/bin/CxxGrammarMetaProgram
-- Smaller Generated Files Disabled
-- >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> smallerGeneratedFiles : OFF
Commented out use of OpenAnalysis in Windows.
-- Found ZLIB: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (found version "1.2.8") 
-- Found PNG: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (found version "1.2.50") 
-- Found Perl: /usr/bin/perl (found version "5.18.2") 
StatusFinished ...
-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "/home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".

build on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty: not working edit

check CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log for details. The screen output is not helpful sometimes.

boost iostreams and thread edit

More at ROSE Compiler Framework/boost

may not be installed by default due to missing dependencies


  • boost iostreams: install libbz2
  • boost_thread copy dummy files to workaround this

Expected complete list -- Boost version: 1.45.0 -- Found the following Boost libraries:

--   date_time
--   filesystem
--   iostreams
--   program_options
--   regex
--   system
--   wave
--   thread lists 113 libraries as 1/24/2015

file system:

412795ae (Stanislav Negara 2011-07-15 15:13:34 -0700  16) #include <boost/filesystem.hpp>
412795ae (Stanislav Negara 2011-07-15 15:13:34 -0700  17) 
412795ae (Stanislav Negara 2011-07-15 15:13:34 -0700  18) #include <string>

gcc version mismatch edit

CMake Error at cmake/DownloadEDG.cmake:32 (message):

 ROSE only supports GCC versions 4.0 to 4.4.
 <gcc -dumpversion> reported 4.8

Call Stack (most recent call first):

 CMakeLists.txt:352 (include)

This does not help!!

CC="gcc-4.4" CXX="g++-4.4" cmake ../rose-edg4x.git/ -DBOOST_ROOT=/home/demo/opt/boost_1.45.0_inst -Denable-cuda:BOOL=off -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE:STRING=Debug -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH="$(pwd)/../rose-install"


 set(min_supported "4.4")
 set(max_supported "4.8")
--- a/cmake/DownloadEDG.cmake
+++ b/cmake/DownloadEDG.cmake
@@ -20,8 +20,8 @@ endif()
 # Detect compiler by asking GCC what version it is
 set(compiler "")
-set(min_supported "4.0")
-set(max_supported "4.4")
+set(min_supported "4.4")
+set(max_supported "4.8")
 execute_process(COMMAND ${CMAKE_C_COMPILER} -dumpversion
                 OUTPUT_VARIABLE GCC_version)
 # strip patch version; we only care about major & minor
@@ -33,16 +33,16 @@ if(GCC_version VERSION_GREATER max_supported OR
     "ROSE only supports GCC versions ${min_supported} to ${max_supported}.\n"
     "<gcc -dumpversion> reported ${GCC_version}")
-if(GCC_version VERSION_EQUAL 4.4)
+if(GCC_version VERSION_EQUAL 4.8)
+  set(compiler "GNU-4.8")
+elseif(GCC_version VERSION_EQUAL 4.7)
+  set(compiler "GNU-4.7")
+elseif(GCC_version VERSION_EQUAL 4.6)
+  set(compiler "GNU-4.6")
+elseif(GCC_version VERSION_EQUAL 4.5)
+  set(compiler "GNU-4.5")
+elseif(GCC_version VERSION_EQUAL 4.4)
   set(compiler "GNU-4.4")
-elseif(GCC_version VERSION_EQUAL 4.3)
-  set(compiler "GNU-4.3")
-elseif(GCC_version VERSION_EQUAL 4.2)
-  set(compiler "GNU-4.2")
-elseif(GCC_version VERSION_EQUAL 4.1)
-  set(compiler "GNU-4.1")
-elseif(GCC_version VERSION_EQUAL 4.0)
-  set(compiler "GNU-4.0")
 if(compiler STREQUAL "")

java edit

CMake Error: The following variables are used in this project, but they are set to NOTFOUND.
Please set them or make sure they are set and tested correctly in the CMake files:
    linked by target "ROSE_DLL" in directory /home/demo/rose-edg4x.git/src
    linked by target "roseFortran" in directory /home/demo/rose-edg4x.git/src/frontend/OpenFortranParser_SAGE_Connection

solution export JAVA_HOME=/home/demo/opt/jdk1.8.0_25/

zlib edit

sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev

libxml2 edit


sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev

mysql.h //

/home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp/src.cxx:1:19: fatal error: mysql.h: No such file or directory
 #include <mysql.h>
compilation terminated.
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/cmTryCompileExec47651848.dir/src.cxx.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp'
make: *** [cmTryCompileExec47651848/fast] Error 2

mysql_config --include -I/usr/include/mysql demo@ubuntu:~/opt/boost_1.45.0_inst/lib$ ls /usr/include/mysql decimal.h my_attribute.h my_global.h mysqld_ername.h my_sys.h

/usr/include/sys/cdefs.h edit

ERROR: Could not find "/usr/include/sys/cdefs.h" system header file ... (referenced by ROSE specific "sys/cdefs.h" header file)


# DQ (6/27/2006): We really should verify that "/usr/include/sys/cdefs.h" exists since we reference it explicitly 
# in the ROSE specific generated "sys/cdefs.h" header file.
if [ -f /usr/include/sys/cdefs.h ]
    echo "Verified \"/usr/include/sys/cdefs.h\" exists ... (referenced by ROSE specific \"sys/cdefs.h\" header file)"
    echo "ERROR: Could not find \"/usr/include/sys/cdefs.h\" system header file ... (referenced by ROSE specific \"sys/cdefs.h\" header file)"
    exit 5

demo@ubuntu:~/cmakebuild$ locate cdefs.h ...



  • sudo ln -s /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/sys /usr/include/sys

png lib edit

sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev

c++ source tests edit

Are these errors something errors users should concerned? Or just internal probes to detect things?

Shown up in /home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log and confuse the hell out of users.

Performing C++ SOURCE FILE Test SIZEOF_WCHAR_T_IS_2 failed with the following output:
Change Dir: /home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp

Run Build Command:/usr/bin/make "cmTryCompileExec3342910900/fast"
/usr/bin/make -f CMakeFiles/cmTryCompileExec3342910900.dir/build.make CMakeFiles/cmTryCompileExec3342910900.dir/build
make[IPX8 under IEC standard 60529.]: Entering directory `/home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp'
/usr/bin/cmake -E cmake_progress_report /home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp/CMakeFiles 1
Building CXX object CMakeFiles/cmTryCompileExec3342910900.dir/src.cxx.o
/usr/bin/g++    -fexceptions -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -fPIC -DSIZEOF_WCHAR_T_IS_2   -o CMakeFiles/cmTryCompileExec3342910900.dir/src.cxx.o -c /home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp/src.cxx
/home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp/src.cxx:2:41: error: size of array ‘i’ is negative
  int i[ ( sizeof(wchar_t)==2 ? 1 : -1 ) ];
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/demo/cmakebuild/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp'
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/cmTryCompileExec3342910900.dir/src.cxx.o] Error 1
make: *** [cmTryCompileExec3342910900/fast] Error 2

Source file was:

        int i[ ( sizeof(wchar_t)==2 ? 1 : -1 ) ];
        int main(){return 0;}
//Ivan Cabral°