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What would you like to do?

Having trouble installing the latest stable version of tmux?

I know, official package for your OS/distro is outdated and you just want the newest version of tmux.

Well, this script should save you some time with that.

Prerequisities

  • gcc
  • wget

Installs

  • tmux - 1.9a (latest stable)
  • libevent - 2.0.21 (latest stable)
  • ncurses - 5.9 (latest stable)

How to install

First of all, you should give me super user permissions, because this will install tmux to /usr/local/lib by default. Trust me, I'm a random guy from the interwebz.

Hit

curl -fsSL https://gist.github.com/shime/5706655/raw/install.sh | sudo bash -e
#!/bin/bash
# Script for installing tmux and dependencies.
# tmux will be installed in /usr/local/lib by default.
# Prerequisites: - gcc
# - wget
# define versions
tmux_version="1.9"
tmux_patch_version="a" # leave empty for stable releases
libevent_version="2.0.21"
ncurses_version="5.9"
tmux_name="tmux-$tmux_version"
tmux_relative_url="$tmux_name/$tmux_name$tmux_patch_version"
libevent_name="libevent-$libevent_version-stable"
ncurses_name="ncurses-$ncurses_version"
# set the installation directory
target_dir="/usr/local"
# download source files for tmux, libevent, and ncurses
# save them in /tmp
cd /tmp
wget -O $tmux_name.tar.gz http://sourceforge.net/projects/tmux/files/tmux/$tmux_relative_url.tar.gz/download
wget -O $libevent_name.tar.gz https://github.com/downloads/libevent/libevent/$libevent_name.tar.gz
wget -O $ncurses_name.tar.gz ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ncurses/$ncurses_name.tar.gz
# extract files, configure, and compile
# libevent installation
tar xvzf $libevent_name.tar.gz
cd $libevent_name
./configure --prefix=$target_dir --disable-shared
make
make install
cd -
# ncurses installation
tar xvzf $ncurses_name.tar.gz
cd $ncurses_name
./configure --prefix=$target_dir
make
make install
cd -
# tmux installation
tar xvzf ${tmux_name}*.tar.gz
cd ${tmux_name}*/
./configure CFLAGS="-I$target_dir/include -I$target_dir/include/ncurses" LDFLAGS="-L$target_dir/lib -L$target_dir/include/ncurses -L$target_dir/include"
CPPFLAGS="-I$target_dir/include -I$target_dir/include/ncurses" LDFLAGS="-static -L$target_dir/include -L$target_dir/include/ncurses -L$target_dir/lib" make
cp tmux $target_dir/bin
cd -
version=`tmux -V | cut -d ' ' -f 2`
if [ -z "$version" ]; then
echo
echo "[error] failed to install tmux - check for errors in the above output"
exit 1
fi
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