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How I would go about installing git version of gnu screen on a centos with no root permissions?

I tried this:

mkdir ~/work
cd ~/work
git clone git://
cd screen/src


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To compile git version requires newer version of GNU Autoconf(and probably needs newer version of GNU m4).

In my example at Scientific Linux 6.1.

cd ~/work
tar xjf m4-1.4.16.tar.bz2
cd m4-1.4.16 && ./configure --prefix=$HOME/local && make && make install

cd ~/work
tar xjf autoconf-2.68.tar.bz2
cd autoconf-2.68 && ./configure --prefix=$HOME/local && make && make install

and now compile gnu screen.

cd ~/work/screen/src

./configure --prefix=$HOME/local \
            --enable-pam \
            --enable-colors256 \
            --enable-rxvt_osc \
            --enable-use-locale \
make && make install

Hope this helps.

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