How do I install ccmake (not cmake)?

I have tried the following to no avail:

sudo apt-get install ccmake

3 Answers 3


Install the package cmake-curses-gui. You can install it by clicking the below image:

Install via the software center

Or by executing the following in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install cmake-curses-gui
  • That is the same as installing ccmake?
    – Josh
    Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 20:22
  • 4
    The package cmake-curses-gui contains the program ccmake Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 20:30
$ apt-cache search ccmake
cmake-curses-gui - curses based user interface for CMake (ccmake)
xutils-dev - X Window System utility programs for development

(This is on Debian but Ubuntu usually has the same packages; you might possibly have to turn on the universe repository.)

In general, use apt-cache search to find specific package names.


Try using

sudo apt-get install cmake-curses-gui

Hope that helps!

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