A rule for building projects using the Configure+Make build tool

Rules

configure_make

Rule for building external libraries with configure-make pattern. Some 'configure' script is invoked with --prefix=install (by default), and other parameters for compilation and linking, taken from Bazel C/C++ toolchain and passed dependencies. After configuration, GNU Make is called.

name

A unique name for this target.

additional_inputs

deprecated: Please use the build_data attribute.

additional_tools

deprecated: Please use the build_data attribute.

Optional. if true, link all the object files from the static library, even if they are not used.

args

A list of arguments to pass to the call to make

autoconf

Set to True if 'autoconf' should be invoked before 'configure', currently requires configure_in_place to be True.

autoconf_options

Any options to be put in the 'autoconf.sh' command line.

autogen

Set to True if 'autogen.sh' should be invoked before 'configure', currently requires configure_in_place to be True.

autogen_command

The name of the autogen script file, default: autogen.sh. Many projects use autogen.sh however the Autotools FAQ recommends bootstrap so we provide this option to support that.

autogen_options

Any options to be put in the 'autogen.sh' command line.

autoreconf

Set to True if 'autoreconf' should be invoked before 'configure.', currently requires configure_in_place to be True.

autoreconf_options

Any options to be put in the 'autoreconf.sh' command line.

build_data

Files needed by this rule only during build/compile time. May list file or rule targets. Generally allows any target.

configure_command

The name of the configuration script file, default: configure. The file must be in the root of the source directory.

configure_in_place

Set to True if 'configure' should be invoked in place, i.e. from its enclosing directory.

configure_options

Any options to be put on the 'configure' command line.

configure_prefix

A prefix for the call to the configure_command.

copts

Optional. Add these options to the compile flags passed to the foreign build system. The flags only take affect for compiling this target, not its dependencies.

data

Files needed by this rule at runtime. May list file or rule targets. Generally allows any target.

defines

Optional compilation definitions to be passed to the dependencies of this library. They are NOT passed to the compiler, you should duplicate them in the configuration options.

deps

Optional dependencies to be copied into the directory structure. Typically those directly required for the external building of the library/binaries. (i.e. those that the external build system will be looking for and paths to which are provided by the calling rule)

env

Environment variables to set during the build. $(execpath) macros may be used to point at files which are listed as data, deps, or build_data, but unlike with other rules, these will be replaced with absolute paths to those files, because the build does not run in the exec root. No other macros are supported.Variables containing PATH (e.g. PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, CPATH) entries will be prepended to the existing variable.

install_prefix

Install prefix, i.e. relative path to where to install the result of the build. Passed to the 'configure' script with --prefix flag.

lib_name

Library name. Defines the name of the install directory and the name of the static library, if no output files parameters are defined (any of static_libraries, shared_libraries, interface_libraries, binaries_names) Optional. If not defined, defaults to the target's name.

lib_source

Label with source code to build. Typically a filegroup for the source of remote repository. Mandatory.

linkopts

Optional link options to be passed up to the dependencies of this library

out_bin_dir

Optional name of the output subdirectory with the binary files, defaults to 'bin'.

out_binaries

Optional names of the resulting binaries.

out_data_dirs

Optional names of additional directories created by the build that should be declared as bazel action outputs

out_headers_only

Flag variable to indicate that the library produces only headers

out_include_dir

Optional name of the output subdirectory with the header files, defaults to 'include'.

out_interface_libs

Optional names of the resulting interface libraries.

out_lib_dir

Optional name of the output subdirectory with the library files, defaults to 'lib'.

out_shared_libs

Optional names of the resulting shared libraries.

out_static_libs

Optional names of the resulting static libraries. Note that if out_headers_only, out_static_libs, out_shared_libs, and out_binaries are not set, default lib_name.a/lib_name.lib static library is assumed

postfix_script

Optional part of the shell script to be added after the make commands

targets

A list of targets within the foreign build system to produce. An empty string ("") will result in a call to the underlying build system with no explicit target set

tool_prefix

A prefix for build commands

tools_deps

deprecated: Please use the build_data attribute.


Macros and Functions

configure_make_variant

Wrapper macro around the configure_make() rule to force usage of the given make variant toolchain.

name

The target name

toolchain

The desired make variant toolchain to use, e.g. @rules_foreign_cc//toolchains:preinstalled_nmake_toolchain

kwargs

Remaining keyword arguments