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How To Install CMake on Fedora 37

Install CMake on Fedora 37

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CMake on Fedora 37. 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. The suite of CMake tools was created by Kitware in response to the need for a powerful, cross-platform build environment for open-source projects such as ITK and VTK.

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 37.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
  • 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 37

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 37.

  • Install CMake using Fedora Repository √

By default, the CMake package comes in the default repository of Fedora 37. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of CMake to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf install cmake

Verify the installation version of CMake using the following command:

cmake --version
  • Install and Compile CMake from the Official Source √

You can use the following command to download the CMake package installer from the official page:

wget https://github.com/Kitware/CMake/releases/download/v3.25.0-rc4/cmake-3.25.0-rc4-linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Next, extract of CMake source code from the downloaded file:

tar -zxvf cmake-3.25.0-rc4-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
cd cmake-cmake-3.25.0-rc4-linux-x86_64

Run the commands as explained in README.rst:

sudo make install

Once is done, confirm the version using the following command:

cmake --version

The output should look something like the below:

cmake version 3.25.0-rc4

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CMake. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing CMake on your Fedora 37 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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