Build CMake from dev sources

This is how to build CMake from source.


./bootstrap --prefix=~/.local/cmake-dev --parallel=2 -- -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE:STRING=Release -DCMAKE_USE_OPENSSL:BOOL=ON

make -j -l2

make install

The OpenSSL flag is particularly important for CMake use connecting to the internet.

This puts the compiled CMake under ~/.local/cmake-dev, without disturbing the primary CMake install. Upon making any CMake code changes, simply recompile the minimum needed bits by:


make install


Run the CMake self-tests by:

~/.local/cmake-dev/bin/ctest --parallel 2 --output-on-failure