byobu in Debian Squeeze

Asked by SabreWolfy

I previously asked about switching byobu back to screen, thinking that tmux was older/unsupported. The opposite is true and the tmux implementation looks very impressive, as shown here: The splits functionality looks awesome. However, not all of my machines are running Ubuntu -- is there a way to get (the latest) byobu on Debian Squeeze? The PPA is not compatible Debin I understand, so I should download a .deb or source each time a new version is released? Thanks Dustin for this latest update :)

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SabreWolfy (sabrewolfy) said :

I downloaded byobu_5.3-0ubuntu1~ppa1_all.deb from Lauchpad and installed it with dpkg on Debian Squeeze. It required python-newt. After installting that, byobu installed but would not run as it needed tmux. Installed tmux and byobu launched.

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Alexander Chernyakhovsky (achernya) said :

byobu 5.3 is packaged in Debian unstable (5.2 is in testing), you should be able to install it by temporarily adding the appropriate repository and upgrading to it.

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Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) said :

\o/ Awesome! Thanks so much for picking up the byobu package
maintenance in Debian, Alexander!

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Victor Yap (victor-yap) said :

Curiously, the Ubuntu PPA is compatible to some extent, today. Your mileage may vary~

This method probably isn't dependable in the future, but it was nice to have. One side effect with the PPA install is that my terminal colors were somehow tweaked (from standard TurnKeyLinux colors to some new scheme).

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