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tmux 2.0 and tmux 2.3 installation steps for Ubuntu. Or build from tmux source v2.5 for Ubuntu and CentOS.
# Steps to build and install tmux from source.
# Takes < 25 seconds on EC2 env [even on a low-end config instance].
VERSION=2.5
sudo yum -y remove tmux
sudo yum -y install wget tar libevent-devel ncurses-devel
wget https://github.com/tmux/tmux/releases/download/${VERSION}/tmux-${VERSION}.tar.gz
tar xzf tmux-${VERSION}.tar.gz
rm -f tmux-${VERSION}.tar.gz
cd tmux-${VERSION}
./configure
sudo make install
cd -
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/src/tmux-*
sudo mv tmux-${VERSION} /usr/local/src
## Logout and login to the shell again and run.
## tmux -V
# Steps to build and install tmux from source on Ubuntu.
# Takes < 25 seconds on EC2 env [even on a low-end config instance].
VERSION=2.5
sudo apt-get -y remove tmux
sudo apt-get -y install wget tar libevent-dev libncurses-dev
wget https://github.com/tmux/tmux/releases/download/${VERSION}/tmux-${VERSION}.tar.gz
tar xf tmux-${VERSION}.tar.gz
rm -f tmux-${VERSION}.tar.gz
cd tmux-${VERSION}
./configure
make
sudo make install
cd -
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/src/tmux-*
sudo mv tmux-${VERSION} /usr/local/src
## Logout and login to the shell again and run.
## tmux -V
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##### Please check the installation from source, which is easy and fast.
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# tmux v2.3 installation steps for Ubuntu [various OS versions]
sudo apt-get update -yqqu
sudo add-apt-repository -yu ppa:pi-rho/dev
sudo apt-get update -yqqu
sudo apt-get install -yqqu python-software-properties software-properties-common
sudo apt-get install -yqq tmux-next=2.3~20160913~bzr3547+20-1ubuntu1~ppa0~ubuntu16.04.1
# sudo apt-get install -yqq tmux-next=2.3~20160913~bzr3547+20-1ubuntu1~ppa0~ubuntu15.10.1
# sudo apt-get install -yqq tmux-next=2.3~20160913~bzr3547+20-1ubuntu1~ppa0~ubuntu15.04.1
# sudo apt-get install -yqq tmux-next=2.3~20160913~bzr3547+20-1ubuntu1~ppa0~ubuntu14.04.1
# sudo apt-get install -yqq tmux-next=2.3~20160913~bzr3547+20-1ubuntu1~ppa0~ubuntu12.04.1
tmux-next -V
# tmux v2.0 installation steps for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)
tmux -V
sudo apt-get update -yqqu
sudo apt-get install -yqqu python-software-properties software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -yu ppa:pi-rho/dev
sudo apt-get update -yqqu
sudo apt-get install -yqqu tmux
# sudo apt-get install -yqqu tmux=2.0-1~ppa1~t
tmux -V
# tmux v1.9 installation steps for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)
sudo apt-get update -yqqu
sudo apt-get install -yqqu python-software-properties software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -yu ppa:pi-rho/dev
sudo apt-get update -yqqu
sudo apt-get install -yqqu tmux=1.9a-1~ppa1~t
tmux -V
# On Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), step 5 would be: sudo apt-get install -y tmux=1.9a-1~ppa1~p
# On Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), step 5 would be: sudo apt-get install -y tmux=1.9a-1~ppa1~s

ok

Cool. Thanks.

Thank you!

This works like a charm :) Thanks a lot for this gist.

nice!

Does anybody have the corresponding commands for installing tmux v2.1?

thanks, it works for tmux plugins manager tpm!

durcana commented Jun 30, 2016

Super helpful, thanks

thank you 👍

Vertux commented Oct 20, 2016

It is sufficient to: sudo apt-get install tmux-next to get the latest version, which is atm v2.4
I did additional: sudo ln -s /usr/bin/tmux-next /usr/bin/tmux

DrakeJones commented Nov 8, 2016 edited

I am doing an install on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and tmux 2.1 is incompatibe with the project I am working with. Executing tmux_install.sh - tmux v2.3 installation steps for Ubuntu [various OS versions] (above) gets to sudo apt-get install -yqq tmux-next=2.3~20160913~bzr3547+20-1ubuntu1~ppa0~ubuntu16.04.1 then returns this error E: Version '2.3~20160913~bzr3547+20-1ubuntu1~ppa0~ubuntu16.04.1' for 'tmux-next' was not found

Any advice?

08solsticegxp commented Nov 26, 2016 edited

run one at a time.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pi-rho/dev
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tmux-next=2.3~20161124~bzr3624+20-1ubuntu1~ppa0~ubuntu16.04.1

vwal commented Jan 9, 2017

Or just use plain "tmux-next" as in sudo apt-get install tmux-next

For the latest version available in the launchpad repo, go to https://launchpad.net/~pi-rho/+archive/ubuntu/dev and look for the package name on the list for your Ubuntu release. It seems the latest "tmux-next" package as of writing of this message is actually version 2.4 even though the string for it is: 2.3~20170107~bzr3641+20-1ubuntu1~ppa0~ubuntu16.04.1

I ran this command to install:

sudo apt-get install tmux-next=2.320170128bzr3691+20-1ubuntu1ppa0ubuntu14.04.1

The command "tmux-next -V" produced this as output:

tmux-next master

I assume this is not the correct output value, so is there another method to determine the actual version number?
I am a total newbie to tmux.

meffect commented Feb 25, 2017

@GoodGuy98 Same issue here

When run for 'Ubuntu various versions', I get the following error:
E: Version '2.320160913bzr3547+20-1ubuntu1ppa0ubuntu16.04.1' for 'tmux-next' was not found

andremendesc commented Apr 19, 2017 edited

currently, you must replace
2.320160913bzr3547+20-1ubuntu1ppa0ubuntu16.04.1
with:
2.320170419bzr3777+20-1ubuntu1ppa0ubuntu16.04.1

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