Cross-platform C Library Manager
Installing third-party libraries (those your distro doesn't provide, or any library on Windows)
for C and C++ is painful, but it doesn't have to be.
XCLM is a lightweight utility that allows you to easily install or remove packages
globally, removing the need for include directory or link directory flags for your projects.
XCLM also doesn't require a package manifest file; headers should be top-level in
your-package/include and linker input should be in
as appropriate. These files will be played in your
$root/lib folders respectively. On a Unix-derived system,
$root is likely to be the
Unix System Resources folder (
/usr), on a Windows system it will be the path to your MinGW installation.
It is recommended you copy the
xclm.py file, rename it to
xclm, and place it in your system path.
This is not required to use XCLM; it is a single-file Python 3 script, so it can be placed and run any way you wish.
If XCLM cannot locate its configuration file, it will prompt for a path to your compiler root. See above for platform-specific advice on locating your compiler root.
To install a local package, navigate to its directory and run the command
xclm install <your-name-here>, substituting in the package name.
To update a local package to a newer version, navigate to the new version's directory and run the command
xclm update <name>
To remove a package, run the command
xclm remove <name>
To see if a package is installed, run the command
xclm has <name>
To see all installed packages, run the command
To place the lib files for a project into the current directory (to get a copy of dynamically linked libraries, for example) run the command
Unix systems where the install root is outside the home directory for the current user will require sudo. If using sudo, all commands must be run with sudo.