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Compiling and running mosh on Dreamhost
PREFIX=$HOME
VERSION=1.2.3
# Install Protocol Buffers
wget http://protobuf.googlecode.com/files/protobuf-2.4.1.tar.bz2
tar -xf protobuf-2.4.1.tar.bz2
cd protobuf-2.4.1
./configure --prefix=$PREFIX
make
make install
cd ..
# You'll need this setting to have mosh find the Protocol Buffer lib
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PREFIX/lib/pkgconfig
# Install mosh
wget https://github.com/downloads/keithw/mosh/mosh-$VERSION.tar.gz
tar -xf mosh-$VERSION.tar.gz
cd mosh-$VERSION
./configure --prefix=$PREFIX
make
make install
echo You can run this to verify the install worked:
echo $ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PREFIX/lib
echo $ mosh-server
echo (Running mosh-server should give you a pid and a key to use if you want to connect manually)
echo To connect to the server in the future, run this on your local machine:
echo $ mosh --server="LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PREFIX/lib $PREFIX/bin/mosh-server" $USER@$(hostname -f)
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commented Jan 10, 2013

Hi, Just tried to run this on my Dreamhost shared hosting account (perhaps my first mistake?) and got this error after mosh was downloaded and a set of other checks ran successfully:

checking for protoc... no configure: error: cannot find protoc, the Protocol Buffers compiler make: **\* No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. make: **\* No rule to make target `install'. Stop.

Any ideas?

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commented Nov 14, 2014

slambert, this script seems to assume ~/bin is in your path, so you could perhaps add something like this as line 2:
PATH=$PREFIX/bin:$PATH

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