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bash script for installing tmux without root access
#!/bin/bash
TMUX_VERSION="2.1"
LIBEVENT_VERSION="2.0.20"
NCURSES_VERSION="6.0"
# Script for installing tmux on systems where you don't have root access.
# tmux will be installed in $HOME/local/bin.
# It's assumed that wget and a C/C++ compiler are installed.
# exit on error
set -e
# create our directories
mkdir -p $HOME/local $HOME/tmux_tmp
cd $HOME/tmux_tmp
# download source files for tmux, libevent, and ncurses
wget -O tmux-${TMUX_VERSION}.tar.gz https://github.com/tmux/tmux/releases/download/${TMUX_VERSION}/tmux-${TMUX_VERSION}.tar.gz
wget https://github.com/downloads/libevent/libevent/libevent-${LIBEVENT_VERSION}-stable.tar.gz
wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ncurses/ncurses-${NCURSES_VERSION}.tar.gz
# extract files, configure, and compile
############
# libevent #
############
tar xvzf libevent-${LIBEVENT_VERSION}-stable.tar.gz
cd libevent-${LIBEVENT_VERSION}-stable
./configure --prefix=$HOME/local --disable-shared
make
make install
cd ..
############
# ncurses #
############
tar xvzf ncurses-${NCURSES_VERSION}.tar.gz
cd ncurses-${NCURSES_VERSION}
./configure --prefix=$HOME/local --with-default-terminfo-dir=/usr/share/terminfo --with-terminfo-dirs="/etc/terminfo:/usr/share/terminfo"
make
make install
cd ..
############
# tmux #
############
tar xvzf tmux-${TMUX_VERSION}.tar.gz
cd tmux-${TMUX_VERSION}
./configure --prefix=$HOME/local --enable-static CFLAGS="-I$HOME/local/include -I$HOME/local/include/ncurses" LDFLAGS="-L$HOME/local/lib -L$HOME/local/include/ncurses -L$HOME/local/include" LIBEVENT_CFLAGS="-I$HOME/local/include" LIBEVENT_LIBS="-L$HOME/local/lib -levent"
# CPPFLAGS="-I$HOME/local/include -I$HOME/local/include/ncurses" LDFLAGS="-static -L$HOME/local/include -L$HOME/local/include/ncurses -L$HOME/local/lib" make -j5
make
cp tmux $HOME/local/bin
cd ..
# cleanup
rm -rf $HOME/tmux_tmp
echo "$HOME/local/bin/tmux is now available. You can optionally add $HOME/local/bin to your PATH."
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