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  1. Apache Arrow
  2. ARROW-4611

[C++] Rework CMake third-party logic

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      Instead of the current approach we are taking with the *_HOME variables, we should use more CMake features and also give users of Arrow a more high-level control. This is going to be a rather lengthy issue with a lot of subtasks.

      • Let the user decide on the top-level how dependencies should be handled. At the moment I can think of the following modes:
        • AUTO: Guess the packaging system we're running in, use this where possible, otherwise build the dependencies through the ExternalProject logic.
        • BUNDLED: Don't use any dependencies, build them all through ExternalProject
        • SYSTEM: Use CMake's find_package and find_library without any custom paths. If packages are on non-default locations, let the user indicate it from the outside using the *_ROOT variables.
        • CONDA: Same as SYSTEM but set all *_ROOT variables to ENV{CONDA_PREFIX}.
        • BREW: This uses SYSTEM but asks brew for some dependencies for their installation prefix.
      • prefer dynamic linkage where possible
      • Use pkg-config and *Targets.cmake files in projects that publish these
      • Ensure that the necessary integration tests are in place (Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Alpine)
      • Integration tests that Arrow's *Targets.cmake and arrow.pc work.

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              • Assignee:
                xhochy Uwe L. Korn
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                xhochy Uwe L. Korn
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