Install libevent library on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04, Linux Mint 13/14 and Debian Sid

The libevent library is needed for a lot of cool software, such as Tmux, Transmission or Google Chromium.

In this article I will show you how to install libevent from sources on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04, Linux Mint 13/14, Debian Sid and other Linux and Unix system you can think of.

1. Download libevent from sourceforge and cd to the download directory: sourceforge.net/projects/levent/files/latest/download?source=recommended

2. Extract the archive:
$ tar -xzvf libevent*.tar.gz

3. Create the makefile:
$ cd tmux*
$ ./configure

4. Compile the sources:
# make

5. Install the application and clean up:
# make install && make clean

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