C++ Library Manager for Windows, Linux, and MacOS (by microsoft)

Vcpkg Alternatives

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Vcpkg reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of Vcpkg. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-08.
  • Why to use C++ in 2022?
    4 projects | | 8 Nov 2022
    Well, there is Conan, vcpkg, but they don't have the maturity as yarn, npm, PyPI or maven have.
  • Stop searching for shared libraries
    2 projects | | 5 Nov 2022 VCPKG_FIXUP_ELF_RPATH
  • Poco/Net/HTTPSClientSession.h (or any HTTS not HTTP) header is not available
    2 projects | | 16 Oct 2022
    error: building poco:x64-windows failed with: BUILD_FAILED error: Please ensure you're using the latest port files with `git pull` and `vcpkg update`. Then check for known issues at: You can submit a new issue at:[poco]+Build+error Include '[poco] Build error' in your bug report title, the following version information in your bug description, and attach any relevant failure logs from above. vcpkg-tool version: 2022-10-12-b586c2752f75bcc3f6a243749e9a0d94d0d93ccd vcpkg-scripts version: 0321a8422 2022-10-16 (17 hours ago)
    2 projects | | 16 Oct 2022
    sh C:\dev\vcpkg>vcpkg search poco poco 1.11.2 Modern, powerful open source C++ class libraries for building network and ... poco[mariadb] MariaDB support for POCO poco[mysql] Mysql support for POCO poco[netssl] NetSSL support for POCO poco[pdf] Haru support for POCO poco[postgresql] PostgreSQL support for POCO poco[sqlite3] Sqlite3 support for POCO The result may be outdated. Run `git pull` to get the latest results. If your port is not listed, please open an issue at and/or consider making a pull request. -
  • Using system package manager dependencies with vcpkg
    2 projects | | 30 Sep 2022
    If you're looking to distribute the built artifacts like an SDK (not vcpkg itself), you might find useful.
    2 projects | | 30 Sep 2022
    Otherwise, take a look at This lets you easily mirror every blob we need for a build into some place you control -- a web server or even a local directory. It's similar to your current workaround (run a build outside, then run a build inside) but more controlled and deliberate.
  • Why is it that package managers are unnecessarily hard?
    13 projects | | 27 Sep 2022
    Since it is recommended to have vcpkg as a submodule (see, you should be able to use a relative path. This enable you to have different versions of vcpkg across different projects while keeping it sync with your repository.
    13 projects | | 27 Sep 2022
    When it says path to vcpkg, does it mean where I install vcpkg on my system. For example, if I installed vcpkg in ~/Installs/ via git clone within ~/Installs? Would I do:
  • Is there an offline documentation browser with dark mode for windows?
    5 projects | | 3 Sep 2022
    mainly this:
  • The hardest thing about programming in a C based language on windows is compiling it.
    9 projects | | 1 Sep 2022
    Like I said, you can always try to find it on nuget (yes, it has native libraries) or figure out vcpkg versioning. You can also follow this github issue:
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