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How To Install CMake on CentOS 9 Stream

Install CMake on CentOS 9 Stream

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CMake on CentOS 9 Stream. For those of you who didn’t know, CMake is a cross-platform code generation or automation tool. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using the native platform and compiler-independent configuration files, and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of your choice. 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 CentOS 9 Stream.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 9 Stream.
  • 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 user or 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 CentOS 9 Stream

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

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

Step 2. Installing CMake on CentOS 9 Stream.

  • Install CMake using the default repository CentOS.

By default, CMake is available on the CentOS 9 Stream base repository. Let’s install the latest version of CMake to your CentOS 9 Stream system:

sudo dnf install cmake

Verify the build and version of CMake:

cmake --version
  • Install CMake from the official source.

Run the following command below to download the source code from the official page:

wget https://github.com/Kitware/CMake/releases/download/v3.24.0-rc3/cmake-3.24.0-rc3.tar.gz

Next, extract the archive downloaded file:

tar -zxvf cmake-3.24.0-rc3.tar.gz

After that, changed the directory into the directory that was extracted and compile it:

cd cmake-3.24.0-rc3
sudo ./bootstrap
sudo make
sudo make install

Now you may check the CMake version:

cmake --version

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

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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