How To Install cmake on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install cmake on Debian 10. cmake is cross-platform, open-source make system

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install cmake on Debian 10.

What is cmake

CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files. CMake generates native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of your choice. CMake is quite sophisticated: it is possible to support complex environments requiring system configuration, pre-processor generation, code generation, and template instantiation. . CMake was developed by Kitware as part of the NLM Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit project. The ASCI VIEWS project also provided support in the context of their parallel computation environment. Other sponsors include the Insight, VTK, and VXL open source software communities.

There are three ways to install cmake on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install cmake Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install cmake using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install cmake

Install cmake Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install cmake using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install cmake

Install cmake Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install cmake using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install cmake

How To Uninstall cmake on Debian 10

To uninstall only the cmake package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove cmake

Uninstall cmake And Its Dependencies

To uninstall cmake and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove cmake

Remove cmake Configurations and Data

To remove cmake configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge cmake

Remove cmake configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove cmake configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cmake

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install cmake on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.