Upgrading CMake

Remove existing cmake:

sudo apt purge cmake

Get the latest stable binaries:

https://github.com/Kitware/CMake/releases/

which, as of writing, is version 3.16.5

https://github.com/Kitware/CMake/releases/download/v3.16.5/cmake-3.16.5-Linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Extract the archive:

tar -xf cmake-3.16.5-Linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Navigate into directory:

cd cmake-3.16.5-Linux-x86_64

and do the following:

  • sudo cp -r bin /usr/
  • sudo cp -r share /usr/
  • sudo cp -r doc /usr/share/
  • sudo cp -r man /usr/share/

Navigate out of directory:

cd ..

Clean up

  • rm -rf cmake-3.16.5-Linux-x86_64
  • rm cmake-3.16.5-Linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Reference: https://peshmerge.io/how-to-install-cmake-3-11-0-on-ubuntu-16-04/

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