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CMake is a cross-platform, open-source build system designed to build, test and package software. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using platform and compiler independent configuration files. MySQL replaced the GNU autotools with CMake on all platforms beginning with version 5.5.
Get the Code
/usr/local/src and download the source package.
cd /usr/local/src curl --remote-name http://www.cmake.org/files/v2.8/cmake-VERSION.tar.gz
Extract the archive and move into the folder.
tar -xzvf cmake-VERSION.tar.gz cd cmake-VERSION
Compile and Install
Configure, compile and install into
./bootstrap --prefix=/usr/local/cmake-VERSION make make install
Create a symbolic link that points
ln -s cmake-VERSION /usr/local/cmake
Add the following lines to your Bash startup script to put CMake and its Man Pages into your path.
echo 'export PATH=/usr/local/cmake/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile echo 'export MANPATH=/usr/local/cmake/man:$MANPATH' >> ~/.bash_profile
Load the new shell configurations.
Verify the Installation
To verify that you have correctly installed CMake, execute the following command. It should display cmake version VERSION.