[cmake-developers] [CMake] Debugging find_package() search behavior?

Brad King brad.king at kitware.com
Tue Aug 29 11:49:17 EDT 2017

On 08/29/2017 11:33 AM, David Cole wrote:
> That's correct:
> find modules do what they want, and most do not pay attention to

CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH *is* used by find modules.

The find modules use find_* commands, and those use CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH.
See the documentation of find_library, find_path, etc. for details.
Each command searches an appropriate `<prefix>/<dir>` where `<dir>`
is based on the kind of command doing the searching.


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