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How To Install CMake On CentOS 8

Today we are going to learn that how to install CMake on CentOS 8. CMake is an open source & cross platform used to devleop, test & package the software. So, in this article you are going to cover the installation of CMake on CentOS 8.

Step 1: Update Your System

Firstly update yours system to have the latest packages installed.

sudo yum -y update

Step 2: Installing CMake on CentOS 8

As the CentOS Global repository doesn’t provides the latest version of the CMake so you’ve to manually download it and then instal it on your CentOS 8 system.

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Fire the below command to download the latest version of CMake on CentOS 8.

wget https://github.com/Kitware/CMake/releases/download/v3.17.3/cmake-3.17.3.tar.gz

Once the download finished, extract the downloaded package with the help of below command.

tar -zxvf cmake-3.17.3.tar.gz

Then switch to the resultant directory.

cd cmake-3.17.3

Now, run the following command to bootstrap cmake.


Then run the make command.


And finally install the CMake using the below command.

sudo make install

Verify the installed version by typing

sudo --version

Step 3: Installing CMake from SnapCraft

You can also install the latest version of CMake with the help of SnapCraft. To do so hit the below listed commands.

sudo yum install epel-release
sudo yum install snapd
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
sudo snap install cmake --classic

So, this is how you can install CMake on CentOS 8. Do not forget to share this post and join our Telegram Channel.

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