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How To Install CMake on Rocky Linux 9

Install CMake on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CMake on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, CMake is an extensible, open-source system that manages the build process in an operating system and in a compiler-independent manner. It also is quite sophisticated to support complex environments requiring system configuration, preprocessor generation, code generation, and template instantiation. 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 Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • 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 Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install dnf-utils
sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf install gcc gcc-c++ openssl-devel bzip2-devel libffi-devel zlib-devel make

Step 2. Installing CMake on Rocky Linux 9.

  • Method 1. Install CMake using DNF √

By default, CMake is not available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest stable version of the CMake using the following command below:

sudo dnf install cmake
  • Method 2. Install CMake from the official source √

First, we execute the following command to download the latest release (3.24.0) source code from the official page:

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

Next, extract the downloaded file:

tar -zxvf cmake-3.24.0.tar.gz

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

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

Confirm the installation by checking the version of CMake:

cmake --version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CMake. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing CMake on your Rocky Linux 9 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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