Package Details: byobu 5.130-1

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Package Base: byobu
Description: Enhanced profile and useful notifications for tmux/screen
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: Huulivoide
Maintainer: dlandau (whislock)
Last Packager: whislock
Votes: 306
Popularity: 3.10
First Submitted: 2009-07-14 20:20
Last Updated: 2019-12-11 14:05

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richcocoa commented on 2014-02-06 05:21

Newer v5.70 avaiable. Link is:

khughitt commented on 2013-05-16 19:44

Still no luck with libnewt python3 bindings. I filed an issue upstream. In the meantime, I've added python2 as an optional dependency. If it is installed, configuration menu will use that. Otherwise config files can be edited manually as suggested here

khughitt commented on 2013-05-16 13:47

Hmm. I spent some time trying to create a package for libnewt python3 bindings (e.g. something like but ran into issues trying to compile the shared

Here is what I have so far:

Any ideas?

khughitt commented on 2013-05-14 16:56

Yea, it seems that although byobu is compatible with Python 3, the libnewt library needed for the configuration tool is installed for Python 2. Going to look into creating a python-newt package to add support for Python 3, otherwise I'll have to rollback to Python 2 and modify the byobu scripts as suggested.

proudzhu commented on 2013-05-14 16:40

The same problem with robertsms when I run byobu-config.
Then I try "python2 /usr/bin/byobu-config" and it works.
Add sed -i -re "1s/python2?/python2/" usr/bin/byobu-config
before ./configure could fix it.

mssun commented on 2013-05-14 04:37

When I press F9, it shows an error: "can not import the python snack module".

khughitt commented on 2013-05-10 13:26

Updated to 5.41. Includes a fix for the tmux connection error issue discussed here.

@anotherZero: it looks like the default dark color was changed from gray to black, which does not cause any issue. If you wipe your ~/.byobu and do a clean install it should now work. Or you could just switch to a different color that works :)

yetAnotherZero commented on 2013-05-08 15:44

I think things look much better this time. I haven't studied the config files to know for sure if the package overwrote my mods in /usr/ but I'm not getting any errors related to those files.

I still get the color error if I use BYOBU_DARK=grey
And I had to manually create the following file or I get this error:
~/.byobu/color.tmux: No such file or directory

I don't know if you really need to fix the package any more if I'm one of the only ones experiencing the errors...

BTW, I'm happy to know that it's using python3 now :-)

khughitt commented on 2013-05-08 13:56

@anotherZero thanks for looking into it. The color issue has been fixed as of 5.39 so that should no longer be a problem ( I reported the tmux "connection" issue upstream on a related bug (

For now, I commented out the problematic byobu-janitor line. Can you let me know if you still get errors?

Also, I switch to python 3, which should now be supported. If anyone encounters issues, please either file them upstream or let me know.

yetAnotherZero commented on 2013-05-05 19:52

So, I hacked out some system files to get rid of the stupid errors. I can't remember what all i did, but I changed my screen type to something with 256 colors in it, and I commented out this line from /usr/share/byobu/profiles/tmux
new-window -d byobu-janitor
I also put a couple "2>/dev/null" on some lines that were biting me from /usr/lib/byobu/include/common such as the tests for what program to use for "which"

Everything seems to work

Edit: forgot to mention that I needed to change ~/.byobu/colors.tmux