[visit-users] VisIt building success, install failure.

Cyrus Harrison cyglor at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 18:32:22 EST 2010

Hi John,
You shouldn't need to set VTK_INCLUDE_DIRS only VISIT_VTK_DIR.
VTK_INCLUDE_DIRS is set by the routine in CMake/FindVisItVTK.cmake and
in my testing it always provided the python include directory - your
case pointed out out a bug that I am working on resolving.


On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 3:20 PM, John R. Cary <cary at txcorp.com> wrote:
> On 3/10/2010 3:44 PM, Cyrus Harrison wrote:
>> Ok I figured out what it has always worked for me - VTK_INCLUDE_DIRS
>> has been providing the python include directory.
> So I should set this for cmaking visit?
>> John - was your vtk built without vtk's python wrappers,
> Yes.  Now fixed.
>> I am going to add some extra logic to disable python filters if they
>> aren't found in the installed vtk location.
>> Previously I only disabled them if a static build was selected - but
>> for OSX 10.4 and older vtk installs an extra check is necessary.
>> Side Note: If you run the current trunk version of build_visit to
>> build vtk it should build the vtk python wrappers unless you are
>> running on OSX 10.4.
> Yes, thx.  We have a pretty complicated situation and a user complaining
> about all his cmake's etc.  So trying a new solution that is similar to
> build_visit but
> handles package dependencies, allows us to use our builds for visit in
> common
> with those for other packages, etc.
> Thx...John
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