Cmake

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Introduction

Cmake is a new cross-platform system for configuring and generating makefiles. It is much easier to use than the GNUautotools, though is much younger and is still under development. It is useful for building, testing and deploying C/C++ files. If you are a developer, Cmake has the ability to generate Kdevelop project files in addition to the makefiles.

Installation and Configuration

As root, install Cmake through the usual methods. Then configure the program,following these directions.

Then

make

Finally, as root

checkinstall

Tips

  • If you download a software package that has a CMakeLists.txt in it, follow these general instructions, though have a look at the README and INSTALL provided too.

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