spack.build_systems package

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spack.build_systems.autotools module

class spack.build_systems.autotools.AutotoolsPackage(spec)

Bases: spack.package.PackageBase

Specialized class for packages built using GNU Autotools.

This class provides four phases that can be overridden:

They all have sensible defaults and for many packages the only thing necessary will be to override the helper method configure_args(). For a finer tuning you may also override:

Method Purpose
build_targets Specify make targets for the build phase
install_targets Specify make targets for the install phase
check() Run build time tests if required
autoreconf(spec, prefix)

Not needed usually, configure should be already there

autoreconf_extra_args = []

Options to be passed to autoreconf when using the default implementation

build(spec, prefix)

Makes the build targets specified by :py:attr:~.AutotoolsPackage.build_targets

build_directory

Override to provide another place to build the package

build_system_class = 'AutotoolsPackage'

This attribute is used in UI queries that need to know the build system base class

build_targets = []

Targets for make during the build() phase

build_time_test_callbacks = ['check']

Callback names for build-time test

check()

Searches the Makefile for targets test and check and runs them if found.

configure(spec, prefix)

Runs configure with the arguments specified in configure_args() and an appropriately set prefix.

configure_abs_path
configure_args()

Produces a list containing all the arguments that must be passed to configure, except --prefix which will be pre-pended to the list.

Returns:list of arguments for configure
configure_directory

Returns the directory where ‘configure’ resides.

Returns:directory where to find configure
default_flag_handler(spack_env, flag_val)
delete_configure_to_force_update()
enable_or_disable(name, activation_value=None)

Same as with_or_without() but substitute with with enable and without with disable.

Parameters:
  • name (str) – name of a valid multi-valued variant
  • activation_value (callable) –

    if present accepts a single value and returns the parameter to be used leading to an entry of the type --enable-{name}={parameter}

    The special value ‘prefix’ can also be assigned and will return spec[name].prefix as activation parameter.

Returns:

list of arguments to configure

force_autoreconf = False

Set to true to force the autoreconf step even if configure is present

install(spec, prefix)

Makes the install targets specified by :py:attr:~.AutotoolsPackage.install_targets

install_targets = ['install']

Targets for make during the install() phase

install_time_test_callbacks = ['installcheck']

Callback names for install-time test

installcheck()

Searches the Makefile for an installcheck target and runs it if found.

patch_config_guess = True

Whether or not to update config.guess on old architectures

phases = ['autoreconf', 'configure', 'build', 'install']

Phases of a GNU Autotools package

set_configure_or_die()

Checks the presence of a configure file after the autoreconf phase. If it is found sets a module attribute appropriately, otherwise raises an error.

Raises:RuntimeError – if a configure script is not found in configure_directory()
with_or_without(name, activation_value=None)

Inspects a variant and returns the arguments that activate or deactivate the selected feature(s) for the configure options.

This function works on all type of variants. For bool-valued variants it will return by default --with-{name} or --without-{name}. For other kinds of variants it will cycle over the allowed values and return either --with-{value} or --without-{value}.

If activation_value is given, then for each possible value of the variant, the option --with-{value}=activation_value(value) or --without-{value} will be added depending on whether or not variant=value is in the spec.

Parameters:
  • name (str) – name of a valid multi-valued variant
  • activation_value (callable) –

    callable that accepts a single value and returns the parameter to be used leading to an entry of the type --with-{name}={parameter}.

    The special value ‘prefix’ can also be assigned and will return spec[name].prefix as activation parameter.

Returns:

list of arguments to configure

spack.build_systems.cmake module

class spack.build_systems.cmake.CMakePackage(spec)

Bases: spack.package.PackageBase

Specialized class for packages built using CMake

For more information on the CMake build system, see: https://cmake.org/cmake/help/latest/

This class provides three phases that can be overridden:

They all have sensible defaults and for many packages the only thing necessary will be to override cmake_args(). For a finer tuning you may also override:

Method Purpose
root_cmakelists_dir() Location of the root CMakeLists.txt
build_directory() Directory where to build the package
build(spec, prefix)

Make the build targets

build_directory

Returns the directory to use when building the package

Returns:directory where to build the package
build_system_class = 'CMakePackage'

This attribute is used in UI queries that need to know the build system base class

build_targets = []
build_time_test_callbacks = ['check']
check()

Searches the CMake-generated Makefile for the target test and runs it if found.

cmake(spec, prefix)

Runs cmake in the build directory

cmake_args()

Produces a list containing all the arguments that must be passed to cmake, except:

  • CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX
  • CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE

which will be set automatically.

Returns:list of arguments for cmake
default_flag_handler(spack_env, flag_val)
generator = 'Unix Makefiles'

The build system generator to use.

See cmake --help for a list of valid generators. Currently, “Unix Makefiles” and “Ninja” are the only generators that Spack supports. Defaults to “Unix Makefiles”.

See https://cmake.org/cmake/help/latest/manual/cmake-generators.7.html for more information.

install(spec, prefix)

Make the install targets

install_targets = ['install']
phases = ['cmake', 'build', 'install']

Phases of a CMake package

root_cmakelists_dir

The relative path to the directory containing CMakeLists.txt

This path is relative to the root of the extracted tarball, not to the build_directory. Defaults to the current directory.

Returns:directory containing CMakeLists.txt
std_cmake_args

Standard cmake arguments provided as a property for convenience of package writers

Returns:standard cmake arguments

spack.build_systems.intel module

class spack.build_systems.intel.IntelPackage(spec)

Bases: spack.package.PackageBase

Specialized class for licensed Intel software.

This class provides two phases that can be overridden:

  1. configure()
  2. install()

They both have sensible defaults and for many packages the only thing necessary will be to override setup_environment to set the appropriate environment variables.

build_system_class = 'IntelPackage'

This attribute is used in UI queries that need to know the build system base class

components = ['ALL']

Components of the package to install. By default, install ‘ALL’ components.

configure(spec, prefix)

Writes the silent.cfg file used to configure the installation.

See https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/configuration-file-format

global_license_file

Returns the path where a global license file should be stored.

All Intel software shares the same license, so we store it in a common ‘intel’ directory.

install(spec, prefix)

Runs the install.sh installation script.

license_comment = '#'

Comment symbol used in the license.lic file

license_files = ['Licenses/license.lic']

Location where Intel searches for a license file

license_required = True

By default, we assume that all Intel software requires a license. This can be overridden for packages that do not require a license.

license_url = 'https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-license-manager-faq'

URL providing information on how to acquire a license key

license_vars = ['INTEL_LICENSE_FILE']

Environment variables that Intel searches for a license file

phases = ['configure', 'install']

Phases of an Intel package

save_silent_cfg()

Copies the silent.cfg configuration file to <prefix>/.spack.

spack.build_systems.makefile module

class spack.build_systems.makefile.MakefilePackage(spec)

Bases: spack.package.PackageBase

Specialized class for packages that are built using editable Makefiles

This class provides three phases that can be overridden:

It is usually necessary to override the edit() phase, while build() and install() have sensible defaults. For a finer tuning you may override:

Method Purpose
build_targets Specify make targets for the build phase
install_targets Specify make targets for the install phase
build_directory() Directory where the Makefile is located
build(spec, prefix)

Calls make, passing build_targets as targets.

build_directory

Returns the directory containing the main Makefile

Returns:build directory
build_system_class = 'MakefilePackage'

This attribute is used in UI queries that need to know the build system base class

build_targets = []

Targets for make during the build() phase

build_time_test_callbacks = ['check']

Callback names for build-time test

check()

Searches the Makefile for targets test and check and runs them if found.

edit(spec, prefix)

Edits the Makefile before calling make. This phase cannot be defaulted.

install(spec, prefix)

Calls make, passing install_targets as targets.

install_targets = ['install']

Targets for make during the install() phase

install_time_test_callbacks = ['installcheck']

Callback names for install-time test

installcheck()

Searches the Makefile for an installcheck target and runs it if found.

phases = ['edit', 'build', 'install']

Phases of a package that is built with an hand-written Makefile

spack.build_systems.perl module

class spack.build_systems.perl.PerlPackage(spec)

Bases: spack.package.PackageBase

Specialized class for packages that are built using Perl.

This class provides four phases that can be overridden if required:

The default methods use, in order of preference:
  1. Makefile.PL,
  2. Build.PL.

Some packages may need to override configure_args(), which produces a list of arguments for configure(). Arguments should not include the installation base directory.

build(spec, prefix)

Builds a Perl package.

build_system_class = 'PerlPackage'

This attribute is used in UI queries that need to know the build system base class

build_time_test_callbacks = ['check']

Callback names for build-time test

check()

Runs built-in tests of a Perl package.

configure(spec, prefix)

Runs Makefile.PL or Build.PL with arguments consisting of an appropriate installation base directory followed by the list returned by configure_args().

Raises:RuntimeError – if neither Makefile.PL or Build.PL exist
configure_args()

Produces a list containing the arguments that must be passed to configure(). Arguments should not include the installation base directory, which is prepended automatically.

Returns:list of arguments for Makefile.PL or Build.PL
install(spec, prefix)

Installs a Perl package.

phases = ['configure', 'build', 'install']

Phases of a Perl package

spack.build_systems.python module

class spack.build_systems.python.PythonPackage(spec)

Bases: spack.package.PackageBase

Specialized class for packages that are built using Python setup.py files

This class provides the following phases that can be overridden:

  • build
  • build_py
  • build_ext
  • build_clib
  • build_scripts
  • clean
  • install
  • install_lib
  • install_headers
  • install_scripts
  • install_data
  • sdist
  • register
  • bdist
  • bdist_dumb
  • bdist_rpm
  • bdist_wininst
  • upload
  • check

These are all standard setup.py commands and can be found by running:

$ python setup.py --help-commands

By default, only the ‘build’ and ‘install’ phases are run, but if you need to run more phases, simply modify your phases list like so:

phases = ['build_ext', 'install', 'bdist']

Each phase provides a function <phase> that runs:

$ python setup.py --no-user-cfg <phase>

Each phase also has a <phase_args> function that can pass arguments to this call. All of these functions are empty except for the install_args function, which passes --prefix=/path/to/installation/directory.

If you need to run a phase which is not a standard setup.py command, you’ll need to define a function for it like so:

def configure(self, spec, prefix):
    self.setup_py('configure')
bdist(spec, prefix)

Create a built (binary) distribution.

bdist_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to bdist.

bdist_dumb(spec, prefix)

Create a “dumb” built distribution.

bdist_dumb_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to bdist_dumb.

bdist_rpm(spec, prefix)

Create an RPM distribution.

bdist_rpm_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to bdist_rpm.

bdist_wininst(spec, prefix)

Create an executable installer for MS Windows.

bdist_wininst_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to bdist_wininst.

build(spec, prefix)

Build everything needed to install.

build_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to build.

build_clib(spec, prefix)

Build C/C++ libraries used by Python extensions.

build_clib_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to build_clib.

build_directory

The directory containing the setup.py file.

build_ext(spec, prefix)

Build C/C++ extensions (compile/link to build directory).

build_ext_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to build_ext.

build_py(spec, prefix)

“Build” pure Python modules (copy to build directory).

build_py_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to build_py.

build_scripts(spec, prefix)

“Build” scripts (copy and fixup #! line).

build_system_class = 'PythonPackage'
build_time_test_callbacks = ['test']

Callback names for build-time test

check(spec, prefix)

Perform some checks on the package.

check_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to check.

clean(spec, prefix)

Clean up temporary files from ‘build’ command.

clean_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to clean.

import_module_test()

Attempts to import the module that was just installed.

This test is only run if the package overrides import_modules with a list of module names.

import_modules = []
install(spec, prefix)

Install everything from build directory.

install_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to install.

install_data(spec, prefix)

Install data files.

install_data_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to install_data.

install_headers(spec, prefix)

Install C/C++ header files.

install_headers_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to install_headers.

install_lib(spec, prefix)

Install all Python modules (extensions and pure Python).

install_lib_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to install_lib.

install_scripts(spec, prefix)

Install scripts (Python or otherwise).

install_scripts_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to install_scripts.

install_time_test_callbacks = ['import_module_test']

Callback names for install-time test

phases = ['build', 'install']
python(*args, **kwargs)
register(spec, prefix)

Register the distribution with the Python package index.

register_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to register.

sdist(spec, prefix)

Create a source distribution (tarball, zip file, etc.).

sdist_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to sdist.

setup_file()

Returns the name of the setup file to use.

setup_py(*args, **kwargs)
test()

Run unit tests after in-place build.

These tests are only run if the package actually has a ‘test’ command.

test_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to test.

upload(spec, prefix)

Upload binary package to PyPI.

upload_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to upload.

spack.build_systems.qmake module

class spack.build_systems.qmake.QMakePackage(spec)

Bases: spack.package.PackageBase

Specialized class for packages built using qmake.

For more information on the qmake build system, see: http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qmake-manual.html

This class provides three phases that can be overridden:

  1. qmake()
  2. build()
  3. install()

They all have sensible defaults and for many packages the only thing necessary will be to override qmake_args().

build(spec, prefix)

Make the build targets

build_system_class = 'QMakePackage'

This attribute is used in UI queries that need to know the build system base class

build_time_test_callbacks = ['check']

Callback names for build-time test

check()

Searches the Makefile for a check: target and runs it if found.

install(spec, prefix)

Make the install targets

phases = ['qmake', 'build', 'install']

Phases of a qmake package

qmake(spec, prefix)

Run qmake to configure the project and generate a Makefile.

qmake_args()

Produces a list containing all the arguments that must be passed to qmake

spack.build_systems.r module

class spack.build_systems.r.RPackage(spec)

Bases: spack.package.PackageBase

Specialized class for packages that are built using R.

For more information on the R build system, see: https://stat.ethz.ch/R-manual/R-devel/library/utils/html/INSTALL.html

This class provides a single phase that can be overridden:

It has sensible defaults, and for many packages the only thing necessary will be to add dependencies

build_system_class = 'RPackage'

This attribute is used in UI queries that need to know the build system base class

configure_args()

Arguments to pass to install via --configure-args.

configure_vars()

Arguments to pass to install via --configure-vars.

install(spec, prefix)

Installs an R package.

phases = ['install']

spack.build_systems.scons module

class spack.build_systems.scons.SConsPackage(spec)

Bases: spack.package.PackageBase

Specialized class for packages built using SCons.

See http://scons.org/documentation.html for more information.

This class provides the following phases that can be overridden:

  1. build()
  2. install()

Packages that use SCons as a build system are less uniform than packages that use other build systems. Developers can add custom subcommands or variables that control the build. You will likely need to override build_args() to pass the appropriate variables.

build(spec, prefix)

Build the package.

build_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to build.

build_system_class = 'SConsPackage'

To be used in UI queries that require to know which build-system class we are using

build_time_test_callbacks = ['test']

Callback names for build-time test

install(spec, prefix)

Install the package.

install_args(spec, prefix)

Arguments to pass to install.

phases = ['build', 'install']

Phases of a SCons package

test()

Run unit tests after build.

By default, does nothing. Override this if you want to add package-specific tests.

spack.build_systems.waf module

class spack.build_systems.waf.WafPackage(spec)

Bases: spack.package.PackageBase

Specialized class for packages that are built using the Waf build system. See https://waf.io/book/ for more information.

This class provides the following phases that can be overridden:

  • configure
  • build
  • install

These are all standard Waf commands and can be found by running:

$ python waf --help

Each phase provides a function <phase> that runs:

$ python waf -j<jobs> <phase>

where <jobs> is the number of parallel jobs to build with. Each phase also has a <phase_args> function that can pass arguments to this call. All of these functions are empty except for the configure_args function, which passes --prefix=/path/to/installation/prefix.

build(spec, prefix)

Executes the build.

build_args()

Arguments to pass to build.

build_directory

The directory containing the waf file.

build_system_class = 'WafPackage'
build_time_test_callbacks = ['test']
configure(spec, prefix)

Configures the project.

configure_args()

Arguments to pass to configure.

install(spec, prefix)

Installs the targets on the system.

install_args()

Arguments to pass to install.

install_time_test_callbacks = ['installtest']
installtest()

Run unit tests after install.

By default, does nothing. Override this if you want to add package-specific tests.

phases = ['configure', 'build', 'install']
python(*args, **kwargs)

The python Executable.

test()

Run unit tests after build.

By default, does nothing. Override this if you want to add package-specific tests.

waf(*args, **kwargs)

Runs the waf Executable.

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