Quick instructions for compling ZSH from source. Note that this is essentially just download/configure/make/make install.
Look in https://www.zsh.org/pub/ for the most recent version if 5.8 is not the version you're looking for.
cd /usr/src wget https://www.zsh.org/pub/zsh-5.8.tar.xz xz -d zsh-5.8.tar.xz tar xvf zsh-5.8.tar ./configure && make sudo make install
This will install the new version of zsh to
/usr/local/bin/zsh so that it does not interfere with the system zsh package.
Once installed, add it to your
/etc/shells file and then make it the default shell for your user by running
chsh /usr/local/bin/zsh. Make sure you run
/usr/local/bin/zsh first to ensure the shell actually loads and works before switching to it.