I am attempting to install plplot on a Windows7 box with MinGW.
I have installed MinGW 4.6.2.
I have installed plplot-5.0.1.
When I call >cmake -G "MinGW Makefiles" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=install ..
I get a CMake Error: The source directory "C:/Users/mv1/Downloads/plplot-5.0.1" does not appear to contain CMakeLists.txt.
From: Alan W. Irwin <irwin@be...> - 2013-03-06 00:13:32
On 2013-03-05 22:21-0000 Owens, Thomas wrote:
> I am attempting to install plplot on a Windows7 box with MinGW.
> I have installed MinGW 4.6.2.
> I have installed plplot-5.0.1.
> When I call >cmake -G "MinGW Makefiles" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=install ..
> I get a CMake Error: The source directory "C:/Users/mv1/Downloads/plplot-5.0.1" does not appear to contain CMakeLists.txt.
5.0.1 is the source of the trouble since it is such an ancient version
of PLplot that its build system was not CMake-based at all.
Instead of downloading PLplot-5.0.1 (released 2001-01-13), download
the latest release of PLplot (5.9.9, released on 2011-10-13). Also, I
have recently had a lot of success with CMake-22.214.171.124 (the latest
CMake) and MinGW-4.7.0, the latest MinGW version that I have tried so
far. So I suggest you also use CMake-126.96.36.199 and the latest MinGW
(which is now 4.7.2). You can conveniently and easily install that
latest MinGW version and all its dependencies using the installer at
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state
implementation for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); the Time
Ephemerides project (timeephem.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting
software package (plplot.sf.net); the libLASi project
(unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of Linux Links project (loll.sf.net);
and the Linux Brochure Project (lbproject.sf.net).