How To Install CMake on CentOS 8

Install CMake on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CMake on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, CMake is a free, open-source, and cross-platform family of tools designed to build, test, and package the software. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler-independent configuration files, and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of your choice.

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Install CMake on CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing CMake on CentOS 8.

  • Install Latest Version of CMake from Source.

Now we download the latest version of CMake:

wget https://github.com/Kitware/CMake/releases/download/v3.15.2/cmake-3.15.2.tar.gz
tar -zxvf cmake-3.15.2.tar.gz
cd cmake-3.15.2

Compile from source and install:

./bootstrap
make
sudo make install

Now confirm the installation and check the CMake version by typing the following command:

cmake --version
  • Install Latest Version of CMake using Snap.
sudo yum install epel-release
sudo yum install snapd
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

To install CMake, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install cmake --classic

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CMake. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing CMake on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official CMake website.

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