How To Install CMake on AlmaLinux 9

Install CMake on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CMake on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, CMake is an open-source, cross-platform tool that uses compiler and platform-independent configuration files to generate native build tool files specific to your compiler and platform. CMake can be used for various projects, making it a popular choice for many developers.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the CMake on AlmaLinux 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install CMake on AlmaLinux 9

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install gcc gcc-c++ openssl-devel bzip2-devel libffi-devel zlib-devel make

Step 2. Installing CMake on AlmaLinux 9.

By default, CMake is not available on the AlmaLinux 9 base repository. Let’s download the latest version of CMake using the following command below:


Next, extract the archive downloaded file using the following command:

tar -zxvf cmake-3.23.2.tar.gz

After that, change the directory that was extracted:

cd cmake-3.23.2

Now, run the following command to bootstrap CMake:

sudo ./bootstrap

Finally, we compile from the source and install CMake using the following command below:

sudo make
sudo make install

Verify the CMake installed version by typing:

cmake --version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CMake. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the CMake on AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official CMake website.

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