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How To Install CMake on Fedora 36

Install CMake on Fedora 36

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CMake on Fedora 36. For those of you who didn’t know, CMake is a multi-platform software designed for automated compilation on various operating systems. Additionally, CMake can generate wrappers and executables in any combination, making it very versatile.

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 36.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 36.
  • 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 36

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 dnf-plugins-core gcc gcc-c++ openssl-devel bzip2-devel libffi-devel zlib-devel wget make

Step 2. Installing CMake on Fedora 36.

By default, the CMake package does not come in the default repository of Fedora 36. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of the CMake installer to your Fedora system:

wget https://github.com/Kitware/CMake/releases/download/v3.24.1/cmake-3.24.1.tar.gz

Next, extract the downloaded file using the following command:

tar -zxvf cmake-3.24.1.tar.gz

Move the CMake directory under /opt/ location:

sudo mv cmake* /opt/
cd /opt/cmake-3.24.1

After that, execute the Bootstrap script:

sudo ./bootstrap

Once done, now use compile the package:

sudo make
sudo make install

Verify the version installation using the following command:

cmake --version


cmake version 3.24.1

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CMake. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing CMake on your Fedora 36 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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