How to Install CMake on Debian 10

Install CMake on Debian 10

CMake is a free, opensource and cross-platform family of tools designed to build, test and package the software. It is created by Kitware for a powerful, cross-platform build environment for open-source projects such as VTK and ITK. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to Install CMake on Debian 10.


Before you start to Install CMake on Debian 10. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.

Install Latest Version of CMake

As the Debian Global Repository does not provide the latest version of CMake. Here we are going to install CMake by first downloading then installing it.

First, open the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+t in your Debian System.

Now to download CMake run following wget command in the terminal:


Now extract the downloaded cmake-3.15.2.tar.gz file using tar command:

tar -zxvf cmake-3.15.2.tar.gz

Navigate to the extracted directory by using a cd command like given below:

cd cmake-3.15.2

Next run bootstrap file to bootstrap cmake typing following command in the terminal:


Run make command:


Install the cmake using make command as given below:

sudo make install

Confirm the Installation

Now confirm the installation and check the cmake version typing following command in the terminal:

cmake --version


You have successfully learned how to install CMake on Debian 10. If you have any queries regarding this then please don’t forget to comment below.