Hints for Building Bareos¶
Configure (cmake) build settings¶
To build bareos, at least cmake version 3.12 is required.
Bareos cmake configuration allows a lot of different defines to be set. For the test-environment, we use the minimal defines required to run the tests.
When interested in the cmake defines for the Bareos production packages, please refer to the corresponding build descriptions:
Using ccache (compiler cache)¶
Bareos can be built using ccache and using it will improve build times for repeated builds a lot. Running cmake will autodetect and use ccache if it is available. To get the most out of ccache, you should configure it to work correctly with Bareos.
- Set this to a common directory where your checked out sources and cmake binary-dir live.
Your homedirectoy is probably a good starting point.
This setting lets ccache ignore the path to files below this
base_dir. This makes sure you will get a cache hit even if the path to the source files changes.
- By disabling this, the current working directory will be ignored. In case of cmake the working directory does not matter, so ignoring this should be safe and will improve cache hits
- sloppiness = file_macro
- This makes sure the value that
__FILE__expands to is ignored when caching. You may end up with binaries that contain other paths in
__FILE__, but Bareos only uses this to determine a relative path so this should not hurt. If you’re using a modern compiler that supports
-ffile-prefix-mapthis should not be required anymore.
base_dir = /path/to/common/topdir hash_dir = false sloppiness = file_macro