Proposal: move byobu (and run-one) to universe

Brian Murray brian at
Tue May 10 18:30:34 UTC 2022

On Mon, May 09, 2022 at 09:39:46AM +0100, Robie Basak wrote:
> I'm on the fence on this one.
> On one hand, if it's not really being cared for upstream, then you're
> right in asking about whether demotion is appropriate.
> On the other hand, it does Just Work, and I've been pointing
> inexperienced admins to it for years as a console-sharing
> leave-things-running solution for the command line. It's nice not to
> have to explain screen/tmux operation when on defaults, and this
> convenience only really works if it's installed by default.

I don't think byobu is widely installed by default and subsequently
having it moved to universe would not make much difference i.e. users
would still need to install it.

Brian Murray

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