Installing ZSH 5.0 on CentOS 5.7
06 Mar 2013 in TIL
After installing vim and upgrading coreutils, the final piece of the puzzle was getting an up to date version of zsh installed.
I gave the version in the repos a go first, and it came back with version 4.2.6.
$ sudo yum install zsh$ zsh --versionzsh 4.2.6 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu)
Unfortunately, that's too old for me to use zsh-syntax-highlighting so it was time to compile from source again.
First, get and extract the files:
$ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/zsh/files/zsh/5.0.2/zsh-5.0.2.tar.bz2/download && tar xvjf zsh-5.0.2.tar.bz2 && cd zsh-5.0.2
Configure, make and install:
$ ./configure && make && sudo make install
Check that it's installed fine. It installs to
$ /usr/local/bin/zsh --versionzsh 5.0.2 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)
If you want to use it as your login shell, you'll need to add it to
$ echo "/usr/local/bin/zsh" | sudo tee -a /etc/shells$ chsh -s /usr/local/bin/zsh
Log out and back in again, and you should be running zsh version 5.0.2.