I have installed cmake using apt-get and the "latest" version is 2.8.0.

But when I try to used, my project requires cmake version 2.8.9.

I try to update but without any success using apt-get.

How can I get cmake 2.8.9 on Ubuntu 10.04

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    cmake 2.8.9 is available in the official repos for Ubuntu 12.10. You should consider upgrade your system. – Eric Carvalho Mar 4 '13 at 12:42

You have to compile cmake yourself or can can update your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and then) to Ubuntu 12.10, which is the recommended method because the support for 10.04 (desktop) ends in April 2013.

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open your terminal with ctrl+alt+t and then type as

wget http://www.cmake.org/files/v2.8/cmake-
chmod +x cmake-

Hope that helps.

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    when I have the folder with cmake what I have to do? This script doesn't install cmake...Thanks – G M Apr 3 '14 at 11:20
  • give me ls of that – rɑːdʒɑ Apr 3 '14 at 13:58
  • user@user-NC10:~/cmake-$ ls bin cmake- doc man share thanks for the help! – G M Apr 3 '14 at 14:04
  • and the installation log please – rɑːdʒɑ Apr 3 '14 at 15:50
  • By default the CMake will be installed in: "/home/giacomo/cmake-" Do you want to include the subdirectory cmake- Saying no will install in: "/home/giacomo/cmake-" [Yn]: Y Using target directory: /home/giacomo/cmake- Extracting, please wait... Unpacking finished successfully – G M Apr 3 '14 at 18:30

The Ubuntu/Debian way for building from source :

sudo aptitude install devscripts
dget -x -u http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/cmake/cmake_2.8.12.2-0ubuntu3.dsc
sudo aptitude build-dep cmake
cd cmake* && fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage -d
sudo dpkg -i ../cmake*deb

This will create a local backport and install it. Substitute almost any other package that has a newer DSC available.

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  • cmake_2.8.9-0ubuntu1.dsc: dscverify: cmake_2.8.9-0ubuntu1.dsc failed signature check: gpg: Signature made Thu 16 Aug 2012 11:52:34 AM CEST using DSA key ID DD4D5088 gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found Validation FAILED!! How to solve this? I thought it was a Ubuntu package? – Peterdk Mar 11 '14 at 17:23
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    Solution to that error: add -u to dget command. – Peterdk Mar 11 '14 at 17:26

You can try this:

cd ~/Downloads/
wget http://www.cmake.org/files/v2.8/cmake-2.8.10.tar.gz
tar xzvf cmake-2.8.10.tar.gz
cd cmake-2.8.10
make -j4
sudo make install

This works for me on Ubuntu 12.04. I had to close and reopen my terminal to see the version change.

cmake --version

cmake version 2.8.10

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  • what you said works, I got 2.8.10 on cmake --version. However, when I try to use the Cmake I get CMake Error: Could not open file for write in copy operation /CMakeSystem.cmake.tmp CMake Error: : System Error: Permission denied CMake Error at /usr/local/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/CMakeDetermineSystem.cmake:172 (configure_file): configure_file Problem configuring file Call Stack (most recent call first): CMakeLists.txt:2 (project) – Prokop Hapala Jan 18 '16 at 12:48
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    it is some linux permission problem ... I have to do sudo cmake .. and sudo make to make it work ... Do you know how to set the rights properly to be able to use cmake without sudo ? – Prokop Hapala Jan 18 '16 at 12:52

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