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and subject line Closing ITP since it is (probably) obsolete
has caused the Debian Bug report #832748,
regarding ITP: greatcmakecookoff -- Usefull and less than usefull cmake recipes
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Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ole Streicher <>

* Package name    : greatcmakecookoff
  Version         : 2.1.7
  Upstream Author : Mayeul d'Avezac
  URL             :
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: CMake
  Description     : Bunch of CMake pain in the baker
This is a repository of useful and less than useful CMake recipes.

This is a build dependency of sopt and purify. It will be maintained
under collaborative maintenance in a git repository under

Best regards


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Control: tags -1 wontfix

GreatCMakeCookOff was needed as build dependencies to package "purify"
and "sopt"; there were however some (IMO valid) doubts on the quality of
the package.

Both packages are publicly available now:

and it turns out that the amount of code that is actually *used* from
GreatCMakeCookOff is rather limited. Also, after some discussion,
upstream agreed to remove this dependency anyway.

Therefore, the best solution is to include the needed code into purify
and sopt via patching for the time being:

(for purify it works similarly, just not pushed yet).

So, GreatCMakeCookOff is not needed anymore, I will *not* package it,
and anyone should be happy ;-)

However, if there someone could give me (as an almost-CMAKE-illiterate)
a one-liner how to test for specific headers and libraries (namely
libcfitsio-dev and libfftw3-dev), then I could remove even more ...

Best regards, and thanks for the discussion


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