Install Tmux (from sources) on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 13, Linux Mint 14 and Debian Sid

Tmux is a terminal multiplexer. Tmux “splits” your screen in many parts, where you can open a big number of terminals or windows, running different aplications on each. By a single Tmux “screen”, you can control and access all the programs running.

Practically, Tmux splits your screen in more screens.

In this article I will show you how to install Tmux from sources. So, this tutorial works for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04, Linux Mint 13/14, Debian Sid, Fedora 17/18 and any other Linux distro you can think of.

Follow this steps for a succesful installation:

1. Download tmux and cd to the download directory: sourceforge.net/projects/tmux/files/latest/download?source=dlp

2. Extract the archive:
$ tar -xzvf tmux*.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

If you get dependency errors, fix the errors and than try the step with the error again. If you get a libevent error, you have to install the libevent library from sources, like this.

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