There are separate binaries for Windows (Intel 32/64-bit), macOS (Intel 64-bit, Apple Silicon 64-bit) and GNU/Linux (Intel 32/64-bit, Arm 32/64-bit).
The binary files are available from GitHub Releases.
- Intel GNU/Linux 32/64-bit: any system with GLIBC 2.15 or higher (like Ubuntu 12 or later, Debian 8 or later, RedHat/CentOS 7 later, Fedora 20 or later, etc)
- Arm GNU/Linux 32/64-bit: any system with GLIBC 2.23 or higher (like Ubuntu 16 or later, Debian 9 or later, RedHat/CentOS 8 or later, Fedora 24 or later, etc)
- Intel Windows 32/64-bit: Windows 7 with the Universal C Runtime (UCRT), Windows 8, Windows 10
- Intel macOS 64-bit: 10.13 or later
- Apple Silicon macOS 64-bit: 11.6 or later
The full details of installing the xPack CMake on various platforms are presented in the separate Install page.
xpm tool available, installing
the latest version of the package and adding it as
a dependency for a project is quite easy:
cd my-project xpm init # Only at first use. xpm install @xpack-dev-tools/cmake@latest ls -l xpacks/.bin
To install this specific version, use:
xpm install @email@example.com
It is also possible to install Meson Build globally, in the user home folder, but this requires xPack aware tools to automatically identify them and manage paths.
xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/cmake@latest
To remove the links from the current project:
cd my-project xpm uninstall @xpack-dev-tools/cmake
To completely remove the package from the global store:
xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/cmake
The xPack CMake is based on the official CMake, with minimal changes.
The current version is based on:
- CMake release 3.20.6 from Sep 20, 2021.
Compared to the upstream version, the Windows version also supports
spawning scripts via
cmd.exe /c. These scripts are used by npm/xpm
to redirect invocations to the central packages repository.
On all platforms the packages are standalone, and expect only the standard runtime to be present on the host.
All dependencies that are build as shared libraries are copied locally
libexec folder (or in the same folder as the executable for Windows).
On GNU/Linux the binaries are adjusted to use a relative path:
$ readelf -d library.so | grep runpath 0x000000000000001d (RPATH) Library rpath: [$ORIGIN]
In the GNU ld.so search strategy, the
the highest priority, higher than
LD_LIBRARY_PATH, so if this later one
is set in the environment, it should not interfere with the xPack binaries.
Please note that previous versions, up to mid-2020, used
has a priority lower than
LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and does not tolerate setting
it in the environment.
Similarly, on macOS, the binaries are adjusted with
install_name_tool to use a
The current version specific CMake documentation is available in each packet:
and online from:
The binaries for all supported platforms (Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux) were built using the xPack Build Box (XBB), a set of build environments based on slightly older distributions, that should be compatible with most recent systems.
The scripts used to build this distribution are in:
For the prerequisites and more details on the build procedure, please see the How to build page.
Before publishing, a set of simple tests were performed on an exhaustive set of platforms. The results are available from:
The SHA-256 hashes for the files are:
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Support for 32-bit Intel Linux and Intel Windows will most probably be dropped in 2022. Support for 32-bit Arm Linux will be preserved for a while, due to the large user base of 32-bit Raspberry Pi systems.
Linux minimum requirements
Support for RedHat 7 will most probably be dropped in 2022, and the minimum requirement will be raised to GLIBC 2.27, available starting with Ubuntu 18 and RedHat 8.
- GitHub xpack-dev-tools/cmake-xpack
- this release
- all xPack releases
- individual file counters (grouped per release)
- npmjs.com @xpack-dev-tools/cmake