The recommended method is via xpm.

Overview

The xPack CMake can be installed automatically, via xpm (the recommended method), or manually, by downloading and unpacking one of the portable archives.

Easy install

The easiest way to install CMake is by using the binary xPack, available as @xpack-dev-tools/cmake from the npmjs.com registry.

Prerequisites

The only requirement is a recent xpm, which is a portable Node.js command line application. To install it, follow the instructions from the xpm install page.

Install

With xpm available, installing the latest version of the package is quite easy:

xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/cmake@latest --verbose

This command will always install the latest available version, in the global xPacks store, which is a platform dependent folder (check the output of the xpm command for the actual folder used on your platform).

Uninstall

To remove the installed xPack, the command is similar:

xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/cmake --verbose

Test

To check if the xpm installed CMake starts, use something like:

C:\>%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\xPacks\@xpack-dev-tools\cmake\3.21.6-1.1\.content\bin\cmake.exe --version
cmake version 3.21.6

CMake suite maintained and supported by Kitware (kitware.com/cmake).

Manual install

For all platforms, the xPack CMake binaries are released as portable archives that can be installed in any location.

The archives can be downloaded from the GitHub releases page.

Download

The Windows versions of xPack CMake are packed as ZIP files. Download the latest version named like:

  • xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1-win32-x64.zip

Unpack

To manually install the xPack CMake, unpack the archive and copy it into the %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\xPacks\cmake (for example C:\Users\ilg\AppData\Roaming\xPacks\cmake) folder; according to Microsoft, AppData\Roaming is the recommended location for installing user specific packages.

Test

To check if the manually installed CMake starts, use something like:

C:\>%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\xPacks\cmake\xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1\bin\cmake.exe --version
cmake version 3.21.6

CMake suite maintained and supported by Kitware (kitware.com/cmake).

Easy install

The easiest way to install CMake is by using the binary xPack, available as @xpack-dev-tools/cmake from the npmjs.com registry.

Prerequisites

The only requirement is a recent xpm, which is a portable Node.js command line application. To install it, follow the instructions from the xpm install page.

Install

With xpm available, installing the latest version of the package is quite easy:

xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/cmake@latest --verbose

This command will always install the latest available version, in the global xPacks store, which is a platform dependent folder (check the output of the xpm command for the actual folder used on your platform).

Uninstall

To remove the installed xPack, the command is similar:

xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/cmake --verbose

Test

To check if the xpm installed CMake starts, use something like:

$ ~/.local/xPacks/@xpack-dev-tools/cmake/3.21.6-1.1/.content/bin/cmake --version
cmake version 3.21.6

CMake suite maintained and supported by Kitware (kitware.com/cmake).

Manual install

For all platforms, the xPack CMake binaries are released as portable archives that can be installed in any location.

The archives can be downloaded from the GitHub releases page.

Download

The macOS versions of xPack CMake are packed as .tar.gz archives. Download the latest version named like:

  • xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1-darwin-x64.tar.gz
  • xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1-darwin-arm64.tar.gz

Unpack

To manually install the xPack CMake, unpack the archive and move it to ~/.local/xPacks/cmake/xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1:

mkdir -p ~/.local/xPacks/cmake
cd ~/.local/xPacks/cmake

tar xvf ~/Downloads/xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1-darwin-x64.tar.gz
chmod -R -w xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1

The result is a structure like:

$ tree -L 2 /Users/ilg/.local/xPacks/cmake/xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1
/Users/ilg/Library/.local/cmake/xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1/
├── README.md
├── bin
│   ├── ccmake
│   ├── cmake
│   ├── cpack
│   └── ctest
├── distro-info
│   ├── CHANGELOG.md
│   ├── licenses
│   ├── patches
│   └── scripts
├── doc
│   └── cmake-3.21
├── libexec
│   ├── libgcc_s.1.dylib
│   └── libncurses.6.dylib
└── share
    ├── aclocal
    ├── bash-completion
    ├── cmake-3.21
    ├── emacs
    └── vim

14 directories, 8 files

Test

To check if the manually installed CMake starts, use something like:

$ ~/.local/xPacks/cmake/xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1/bin/cmake --version
cmake version 3.21.6

Easy install

The easiest way to install CMake is by using the binary xPack, available as @xpack-dev-tools/cmake from the npmjs.com registry.

Prerequisites

The only requirement is a recent xpm, which is a portable Node.js command line application. To install it, follow the instructions from the xpm install page.

Install

With xpm available, installing the latest version of the package is quite easy:

xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/cmake@latest --verbose

This command will always install the latest available version, in the global xPacks store, which is a platform dependent folder (check the output of the xpm command for the actual folder used on your platform).

Uninstall

To remove the installed xPack, the command is similar:

xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/cmake --verbose

Test

To check if the xpm installed CMake starts, use something like:

$ ~/.local/xPacks/@xpack-dev-tools/cmake/3.21.6-1.1/.content/bin/cmake --version
cmake version 3.21.6

CMake suite maintained and supported by Kitware (kitware.com/cmake).

Manual install

For all platforms, the xPack CMake binaries are released as portable archives that can be installed in any location.

The archives can be downloaded from the GitHub releases page.

Download

The GNU/Linux versions of xPack CMake are packed as .tar.gz archives. Download the latest version named like:

  • xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1-linux-x64.tar.gz
  • xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1-linux-arm.tar.gz
  • xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1-linux-arm64.tar.gz

As the name implies, these are GNU/Linux tar.gz archives; they were build on Ubuntu, but can be executed on most recent GNU/Linux distributions.

Unpack

To manually install the xPack CMake, unpack the archive and move it to ~/.local/xPacks/cmake/xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1:

mkdir -p ~/.local/xPacks/cmake
cd ~/.local/xPacks/cmake

tar xvf ~/Downloads/xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1-linux-x64.tar.gz
chmod -R -w xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1
$ tree -L 2 '/home/ilg/.local/xPacks/cmake/xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1'
/home/ilg/.local/xPacks/cmake/xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1/
├── bin
│   ├── ccmake
│   ├── cmake
│   ├── cpack
│   └── ctest
├── distro-info
│   ├── CHANGELOG.md
│   ├── licenses
│   ├── patches
│   └── scripts
├── doc
│   └── cmake-3.21
├── libexec
│   ├── libcrypto.so.1.1
│   ├── libncurses.so.6 -> libncurses.so.6.2
│   ├── libncurses.so.6.2
│   └── libssl.so.1.1
├── README.md
└── share
    ├── aclocal
    ├── bash-completion
    ├── cmake-3.21
    ├── emacs
    └── vim

14 directories, 10 files

Test

To check if the manually installed CMake starts, use something like:

$ ~/.local/xPacks/cmake/xpack-cmake-3.21.6-1/bin/cmake --version
cmake version 3.21.6

CMake suite maintained and supported by Kitware (kitware.com/cmake).
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