Require a minimum version of cmake.
cmake_minimum_required(VERSION <min>[...<max>] [FATAL_ERROR])
New in version 3.12: The optional
Sets the minimum required version of cmake for a project. Also updates the policy settings as explained below.
<min> and the optional
<max> are each CMake versions of the form
major.minor[.patch[.tweak]], and the
... is literal.
If the running version of CMake is lower than the
version it will stop processing the project and report an error.
<max> version, if specified, must be at least the
<min> version and affects policy settings as described below.
If the running version of CMake is older than 3.12, the extra
dots will be seen as version component separators, resulting in the
...<max> part being ignored and preserving the pre-3.12 behavior
of basing policies on
This command will set the value of the
CMAKE_MINIMUM_REQUIRED_VERSION variable to
FATAL_ERROR option is accepted but ignored by CMake 2.6 and
higher. It should be specified so CMake versions 2.4 and lower fail
with an error instead of just a warning.
cmake_minimum_required() command at the beginning of
CMakeLists.txt file even before calling the
project() command. It is important to establish version
and policy settings before invoking other commands whose behavior
they may affect. See also policy
cmake_minimum_required() inside a
limits some effects to the function scope when invoked. Such calls
should not be made with the intention of having global effects.
cmake_minimum_required(VERSION) command implicitly invokes the
cmake_policy(VERSION) command to specify that the current
project code is written for the given range of CMake versions.
All policies known to the running version of CMake and introduced
<max>, if specified) version or earlier will
be set to use
NEW behavior. All policies introduced in later
versions will be unset. This effectively requests behavior preferred
as of a given CMake version and tells newer CMake versions to warn
about their new policies.
<min> version higher than 2.4 is specified the command
which sets CMake policies based on the range of versions specified.
<min> version 2.4 or lower is given the command implicitly
which enables compatibility features for CMake 2.4 and lower.