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I'm trying to install Tmux under a Cygwin 64-bit installation on Windows 7 64-bit. I'm following these instructions:

I successfully compiled and installed libevent and ncurses, but I get this error when I try to make the patched version of tmux:

$ make
gcc  -I /usr/include/ncurses  -std=gnu99 -O0 -g -Wno-long-long -Wall -W -Wnested-externs -Wformat=2 -Wmissing-prototypes -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations -Wwrite-strings -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wsign-compare -Wundef -Wbad-function-cast -Winline -Wcast-align -Wdeclaration-after-statement  -Wno-pointer-sign    -o tmux.exe arguments.o attributes.o cfg.o client.o clock.o cmd-attach-session.o cmd-bind-key.o cmd-break-pane.o cmd-capture-pane.o cmd-choose-buffer.o cmd-choose-client.o cmd-choose-list.o cmd-choose-tree.o cmd-clear-history.o cmd-clock-mode.o cmd-command-prompt.o cmd-confirm-before.o cmd-copy-mode.o cmd-delete-buffer.o cmd-detach-client.o cmd-display-message.o cmd-display-panes.o cmd-find-window.o cmd-has-session.o cmd-if-shell.o cmd-join-pane.o cmd-kill-pane.o cmd-kill-server.o cmd-kill-session.o cmd-kill-window.o cmd-link-window.o cmd-list-buffers.o cmd-list-clients.o cmd-list-commands.o cmd-list-keys.o cmd-list-panes.o cmd-list-sessions.o cmd-list-windows.o cmd-list.o cmd-load-buffer.o cmd-lock-server.o cmd-move-window.o cmd-new-session.o cmd-new-window.o cmd-paste-buffer.o cmd-pipe-pane.o cmd-queue.o cmd-refresh-client.o cmd-rename-session.o cmd-rename-window.o cmd-resize-pane.o cmd-respawn-pane.o cmd-respawn-window.o cmd-rotate-window.o cmd-run-shell.o cmd-save-buffer.o cmd-select-layout.o cmd-select-pane.o cmd-select-window.o cmd-send-keys.o cmd-set-buffer.o cmd-set-environment.o cmd-set-option.o cmd-show-environment.o cmd-show-messages.o cmd-show-options.o cmd-source-file.o cmd-split-window.o cmd-string.o cmd-suspend-client.o cmd-swap-pane.o cmd-swap-window.o cmd-switch-client.o cmd-unbind-key.o cmd-unlink-window.o cmd-wait-for.o cmd.o colour.o control.o control-notify.o environ.o format.o grid-cell.o grid-view.o grid.o input-keys.o input.o job.o key-bindings.o key-string.o layout-custom.o layout-set.o layout.o log.o mode-key.o names.o notify.o options-table.o options.o paste.o resize.o screen-redraw.o screen-write.o screen.o server-client.o server-fn.o server-window.o server.o session.o signal.o status.o style.o tmux.o tty-acs.o tty-keys.o tty-term.o tty.o utf8.o window-choose.o window-clock.o window-copy.o window.o xmalloc.o xterm-keys.o osdep-unknown.o  compat/imsg.o compat/imsg-buffer.o compat/closefrom.o      compat/fgetln.o    compat/vis.o compat/unvis.o compat/strtonum.o     -lcurses -levent
tty-term.o:tty-term.c:(.rdata$.refptr.cur_term[.refptr.cur_term]+0x0): undefined reference to `cur_term'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Makefile:686: recipe for target 'tmux.exe' failed
make: *** [tmux.exe] Error 1

Is there any way I can work around that error?

Alternatively, is there another way to get Tmux working on Cygwin?

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Is there any particular reason you need to use tmux instead of screen? screen is in the repository and works out of the box. – nitro2k01 Feb 7 '14 at 8:43
Yes, I know. I need to use tmux because it's required for the Vim-R-Plugin to work – enricoferrero Feb 7 '14 at 8:46
up vote 13 down vote accepted

This may be of interest to you: tmux has been released as a cygwin package just recently!

Please have a look at the announcement at on the Cygwin-Announce mailing list; you can now simply install tmux with the common cygwin setup-{x86|x64}.exe.

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I just had exactly the same issue.

I solved it by editing tty-term.c. Search for 'cur_term' and comment out the line.

It compiled fine after that. Not sure if there are any downsides to this. Haven't seen any yet!

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