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Building Kcov

Installing dependencies

You need development headers and libraries for libstdc++, curl, elfutils and (optional) binutils and libiberty to build kcov. Note that elfutils is found in multiple variants, and at least in RH/Centos/Fedora you'll need elfutils-devel and not elfutils-libelf-devel.

FreeBSD

pkg install binutils cmake elfutils python

Ubuntu

Install binutils-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev zlib1g-dev libdw-dev libiberty-dev

Fedora / Centos / RHEL

Install elfutils-libelf-devel libcurl-devel binutils-devel elfutils-devel

Mac OS X

brew install zlib bash cmake pkgconfig

Temporary OSX build instructions due to Issue #166:

Create an empty build dir and do the following steps:

  cd <build-dir>
  cmake -G Xcode <path/to/kcov/source/dir>
  xcodebuild -configuration Release

The binary will be in src/Release/kcov

Building

Create an empty build dir and do the following steps:

cmake [options] <path/to/kcov/source/dir>
make
make install

Useful options include -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX= (installation prefix), -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE= and -DCMAKE_C_FLAGS=.

Basic example:

    cd /path/to/kcov/source/dir
    mkdir build
    cd build
    cmake ..
    make
    make install

More advanced example:

    cd /path/to/kcov/source/dir
    mkdir build
    cd build
    cmake \
      -DCMAKE_C_FLAGS:STRING="-O3 -march=i686" \
      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release \
      -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr \
      ..
    make -j2 || exit 1
    make install DESTDIR=/tmp/kcov-build || exit 1

For further information refer to cmake documentation: http://www.cmake.org/cmake/help/cmake-2-8-docs.html.

Troubleshooting

If you have elfutils installed, but cmake fails to find it, specify elfutils install prefix explicitly to cmake. Here is an example:

    cd kcov
    CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/opt/elfutils-dir/ \
    cmake .
    make
    make install