CMake is an open-source, cross-platform tool that is used for building, testing, and packaging software. It is widely used in the software development industry for its efficient build system, which enables users to write platform-independent build scripts.

CentOS is a popular Linux distribution that is widely used in enterprise environments. In this article, we will discuss how to update CMake from version 2.8.11 to version 3.6.2 or newer on CentOS Linux.

On CentOS 7, using yum install gives you cmake version 2.8.11

CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core)

In order to install version 3.6.2 or newer version, first uninstall it with yum remove
If you don’t perform the above step to remove old CMake version, you may see below error after the final step that you installed the newer CMake version.
CMake has most likely not been installed correctly
Download, extrace, compile and install the code cmake-3.6.2.tar.gz from

This way


cmake version 3.6.2
4 комментария для “Updating CMake from 2.8.11 to 3.6.2 or Newer Version on CentOS Linux”
  1. You don’t really need to uninstall an older cmake due to it is installed in another path (/usr/bin), but you are installing a newer version to /usr/local/bin which goes before /usr/bin during PATH parsing.

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