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  • Anyone else frustrated with Conan2?
    3 projects | /r/cpp | 31 Aug 2023
    Which dependencies are not in vcpkg? We can ask them to add it. It’s pretty easy just open an issue there .
  • hypergrep: A new "fastest grep" to search directories recursively for a regex pattern
    9 projects | /r/cpp | 7 Jun 2023
    CMake Error at scripts/cmake/vcpkg_execute_build_process.cmake:134 (message): Command failed: /usr/bin/cmake --build . --config Debug --target install -- -v -j25 Working Directory: /opt/vcpkg/buildtrees/hyperscan/x64-linux-dbg See logs for more information: /opt/vcpkg/buildtrees/hyperscan/install-x64-linux-dbg-out.log Call Stack (most recent call first): installed/x64-linux/share/vcpkg-cmake/vcpkg_cmake_build.cmake:74 (vcpkg_execute_build_process) installed/x64-linux/share/vcpkg-cmake/vcpkg_cmake_install.cmake:16 (vcpkg_cmake_build) ports/hyperscan/portfile.cmake:22 (vcpkg_cmake_install) scripts/ports.cmake:147 (include) error: building hyperscan:x64-linux failed with: BUILD_FAILED 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:[hyperscan]+Build+error& You can also sumbit an issue by running (GitHub cli must be installed): gh issue create -R microsoft/vcpkg --title "[hyperscan] Build failure" --body-file /opt/vcpkg/installed/vcpkg/
    9 projects | /r/cpp | 7 Jun 2023
    The hyperscan update to vcpkg seems to have happened from 5.4.0 to 5.4.2 in this commit on Apr 20.
  • Configuring incomplete due to CMake Error(missing OpenCVConfig.cmake ProtobufConfig.cmake and TIFF etc.)
    2 projects | /r/fictrac | 23 May 2023
    Dear Fictrac team, I am hoping to install Fictrac in our windows 11 x64 laptop (Visual Studio 2019, cMake 3.26.4). I followed the installation guideline on github page fictrac and used the latest vcpkg
  • The Future of Boost by Vinnie Falco
    5 projects | /r/cpp | 8 May 2023
    unless you want to use clang-cl since it renames the output to make it work for MSVC which in return breaks FindBoost in cmake and requieres to fix it. I have touched enough of vcpkg build scripts to know what works and what doesn't and the b2 build is one of the corners I strongly dislike.
  • CMake and Linking External libraries is a kick in the nuts if i've ever seen it.
    4 projects | /r/cpp | 3 May 2023
    And then there's also Qt which has plugins. vcpkg Qt5 is nice enough to copy the plugins for you, but not with Qt6. The official answer seems to be "use windeployqt". So I do, and it copies plugins fine. But sqlite doesn't work, despite the plugin sqldrivers/qsqlite.dll being in the right location. Turns out that neither vcpkg or windeployqt copy sqlite3.dll. I switched to static libraries after that, it's a lot slower to link, clang doesn't work for some reason (but clang-cl does) but at least I don't have to worry about DLLs.
  • Build faster with Buck2: Our open source build system
    14 projects | | 6 Apr 2023
  • GitHub Actions Incident 29.3
    2 projects | | 29 Mar 2023
  • Compiling CrowCPP on Windows and about to kms
    3 projects | /r/cpp | 8 Mar 2023
    > git clone > .\vcpkg\bootstrap-vcpkg.bat -disableMetrics > .\vcpkg\vcpkg.exe install crow
  • How to get default vcpkg toolchain to use clang-cl on Windows
    3 projects | /r/cpp_questions | 7 Mar 2023
    you need the boost overlays from or wait until is merged
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microsoft/vcpkg is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of Vcpkg is CMake.

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