From MEPIS Documentation Wiki
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
Finally, as root
- 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.