[sword-devel] Sword utils not shipped with Xiphos for Windows?

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 11:52:51 MST 2012

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 9:03 AM, David Haslam <dfhmch at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Greg,
> Can you add the really useful ones, like emptyvss, to the next release?
> This would ensure that anyone who install a Xiphos version that happens to
> be more recent than the compiled utilities on the CrossWire site will have
> the latest version from SVN.
> Just a "nice to have" rather than an absolute necessity.

I've looked more closely at this issue and it turns out that the
utilities you name are specifically listed in the SWORD build code as
being programs which ought to be compiled but which ought not to be
installed. Therefore I am not installing them when I build the SWORD
package Xiphos builds against and they are not being packaged up at

I'm not sure why these in particular in in the utilities/ directory,
are built, but are disabled for install. I crafted the CMake build
system very closely on the autotools system where they were already
listed as noinst_PROGRAMS and where they remain.

If someone else would like to answer why these are not distributed as
SWORD binaries then we can have an answer to this riddle.


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