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

Dan Streetman ddstreet at
Tue May 10 18:55:43 UTC 2022

On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 11:22 AM Paride Legovini <paride at> wrote:
> Hi -devel,
> The status of src:byobu appears to be less than ideal, and this has been
> the case for several cycles now. I think we should consider moving it
> from main to universe in kinetic. The general feedback from the Server
> Team about this proposal is positive. We are not aware of anything
> specific that could be broken or degraded by the change, however we'd
> like to hear feedback from other developers and users before proceeding.
> This is also tracked in [0].

just for clarification, besides being installed by default on servers
(due to being seeded in ubuntu-server) the only other effect that
demoting the package from main to universe would have is that the
server team would no longer monitor its LP bugs, right? If that's the
case, from looking at the patching history since focal, it doesn't
look like much has been done to it, so the only real effect from the
demotion would be byobu not being included by default in ubuntu-server
installs, right?

> Rationale:
>  - Upstream has very little activity [1];
>  - Bugs filed against the project are mostly not watched/triaged;
>  - Bugs filed against the package do get triaged but are never
>    prioritized, and fixes are normally not SRUed;
>  - I don't think the package would have the MIR requirements [4] today;
>  - Possibly anecdotal: I don't think the package has widespread usage.
> Currently we have:
> $ reverse-depends -c main byobu
> * ubuntu-server
> * ubuntu-server-raspi [arm64 armhf]
> * ubuntu-wsl [amd64 arm64]
> so we'd only need to change the seeds to demote.
> Side effects:
> The run-one package is seeded as a dependency of byobu, it has no other
> reverse dependencies in main. To be evaluated if it makes sense to
> explicitly seed it or demote it too.
> Paride
> [0]
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
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