Packaging With CPack

Let's learn how to configure automatic installation; we can use the CPack tool to provide our users with prebuilt artifacts.

Building projects from a source has its benefits, but it can take a long time and introduce a lot of complexity. This isn't the best experience for end users who just want to use the package, especially if they aren't developers themselves. A much more convenient form of software distribution is to use binary packages that contain compiled artifacts and other static files that are needed by the runtime. CMake supports generating multiple kinds of such packages through a command-line tool called cpack.

Package Generators

The following table lists the available package generators:

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