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conan_cmake_run fails when conan is installed locally (not system-wide)

See original GitHub issue


if(NOT EXISTS "${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR}/conan.cmake")
    message(STATUS "Downloading conan.cmake from")
    file(DOWNLOAD ""

conan_cmake_run(CONANFILE conanfile.txt  # or relative build/conanfile.txt
                BUILD missing)


-- Conan ** WARNING** : This detection of settings from cmake is experimental and incomplete. Please check 'conan.cmake' and contribute
-- Conan executing: conan install -f=/home/sztomi/Projects/MyCoolProject/conanfile.txt -g cmake -s build_type=Debug -s os=Linux -s compiler=gcc -s compiler.version=6.3 -s compiler.libcxx=libstdc++11 --build=missing
CMake Error at cmake-build-debug/conan.cmake:221 (message):
  Conan install failed='No such file or directory'
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  cmake-build-debug/conan.cmake:298 (conan_cmake_install)
  CMakeLists.txt:14 (conan_cmake_run)

However, when I run the same command from the command line, it works. Tried CMake 3.7 (bundled) and 3.8 with the same result.

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Comments:19 (5 by maintainers)

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Sebanisucommented, May 25, 2022

I ended up using sudo ln -s ~/.local/bin/conan /usr/bin/conan both methods work I didn’t know I could use the find_program outside the conan.cmake. I had a custom conan.cmake for a while where I was doing that.

sztomicommented, May 14, 2017

Interestingly, it fails the same way in KDevelop. My guess is that the conan executable is not found because I don’t have it system-wide installed (I installed via pip install conan --user, so it lives in ~/.local/bin)

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