How To Install CMake on Fedora 35

Install CMake on Fedora 35

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CMake on Fedora 35. For those of you who didn’t know, CMake is a free, open-source, and cross-platform compiler designed to build native environments, generate wrappers, and build executables in arbitrary combinations. It is also designed to support complex directory hierarchies and applications dependent on several libraries.

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 a Fedora 35.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 35.
  • 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 Fedora 35

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

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

Step 2. Installing CMake on Fedora 35.

  • Install CMake using the default Fedora repository.

By default, CMake is available on Fedora 35 base repository. Now run the following command to install CMake on your system:

sudo dnf install cmake
  • Install CMake from the official page.

Run the following command below to download the latest Cmake from Github:

wget https://github.com/Kitware/CMake/releases/download/v3.22.2/cmake-3.22.2.tar.gz

Next, extract the archive downloaded using the following command:

tar -zxvf cmake-3.22.2.tar.gz
cd cmake-3.22.2

Finally, use the following command to compile CMake:

sudo ./bootstrap
sudo make
sudo make install

Verify CMake version:

cmake --version


cmake version 3.22.2
CMake suite maintained and supported by Kitware (kitware.com/cmake).

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CMake. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the CMake on your Fedora 35 system. 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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