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).
non-root sudo useror 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:
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:
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.