C/C++ Application Analysis


The Conan coordinate based matching feature provides the ability to scan and evaluate C/C++ dependencies found in either a conanfile.txt, conanfile.py or conaninfo.txt file.

What is supported

Files named conanfile.txt, conanfile.py or conaninfo.txt will be analyzed.

What do we parse from the files?

In conanfile.txt

Only dependencies with an exact version under the "requires" and "build_requires" groups are evaluated, for example:



In conanfile.py

Only dependencies with an exact version (directly as strings, not built using python code) in the attributes "requires", "build_requires" and the methods "self.requires" and "self.build_requires" are evaluated, for example:

from conans import ConanFile, CMake

class ExampleConan(ConanFile):
	build_requires = "libxml2/2.9.8@bincrafters/stable"
	requires = "opencv/2.2@drl/stable"

	def requirements(self):

In conaninfo.txt

Dependencies under the "requires" and "full_requires" groups are evaluated, for example:



Integrations with Conan scanning support

  • conanfile.txt
    • CLI from version 86
    • Jenkins from version 3.8.20200310-130318.c482b58
    • Bamboo from version 1.15.1-01
  • conanfile.py
    • CLI from version 94
    • Jenkins from version 3.9.20200716-164408.7b4a45f
    • Bamboo from version 1.16.0
  • conaninfo.txt
    • CLI from version 96
    • Jenkins from version 3.9.20200722-164144.e3a1be0
    • Bamboo from version 1.16.2

Steps to analyze using the CLI

Invoke a CLI scan of a directory or subdirectories containing either a conanfile.txt, conanfile.py or conaninfo.txt file. Instructions on how to do this can be found here: Nexus IQ CLI.

Examples for each Conan file can be found above in the document.

Output from cli

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