This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install CMake on macOS using Homebrew.
What is CMake?
“CMake is an open-source, cross-platform family of tools designed to build, test and package software. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files, and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of your choice.” ~ CMake.org
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install CMake on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install cmake
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install CMake on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula. $ brew search cmake # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match. $ brew info cmake # Displays information about the given formulae. $ brew install cmake # Install the given formulae. $ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed CMake on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.