How do I satisfy python-newt on RHEL5?

Asked by Michael Rooney on 2010-08-04

Thanks for the great work on Byobu 3! I see that in order to use the menu, I need python-newt, though I'm not sure how to satisfy this on RHEL5. There is a "newt" package, but installing that doesn't seem to help. Are there sources somewhere?

I saw https://answers.launchpad.net/byobu/+question/93436 but it doesn't seem to contain any specific information about where the snack module is or how to use it to satisfy this dependency.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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Michael Rooney (mrooney) said : #2

I still haven't figured this out.

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) said : #3

Me neither, sorry.

Long term, I'd like to try and remove newt from the dependency list,
and just use curses bindings in byobu-config. I don't know how to do
that yet....

:-Dustin

Michael Rooney (mrooney) said : #4

Darn, just ran into this again on CentOS 6.2. I don't have sudo, so I can't install non-relocatable rpms AFAIK, and I'm surprised I can't find snack in the PyPI.

You haven't figured out how to get it working on CentOS without root by chance, have you? ;)

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) said : #5

No, but python-newt isn't essential. You just won't be able to use
the F9 menu. Everything you do in the menu, though, is doable by
editing a couple of files in ~/.byobu/*

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