Plugins and additional files

Plugins and additional files#

In case you need other files (like shared libraries) to run your cookbook, you have to create a new folder in the cookbooks directory that is named after your cookbook (with words divided by underscores). How to write a plugin explains how to add a CMakeLists.txt file to that directory so that your plugin can be compiled easily (see the bullet point starting with “Put the file into a directory of your choice…”). Note that after you have copied and renamed the doc/plugin-CMakeLists.txt file, you have to modify it in the following way: in the command SET(TARGET "my_plugin"), replace "my_plugin" by the name you want your shared library to have (usually the name of the cookbook), and in ADD_LIBRARY(${TARGET} SHARED, replace by the name of your .cc file.