How do I install byobu in ec2 ami

I know it was possible usint a package manager since i did it once a time ago. But now if I try

sudo yum install byobu

it just fails ...

Failed to set locale, defaulting to C Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities, security, update-motd Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * amzn-main: * amzn-updates: amzn-main amzn-updates Setting up Install Process No package byobu available. Error: Nothing to do


Not sure why, but the EPEL repo is installed, but disabled by default. You can enable it permanently by changing the setting "enabled=1" in the [epel] stanza of /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo

Or you can leave it disabled and still install byobu:

sudo yum install --enablerepo=epel byobu

You can have a look at what packages are available in the epel repo with:

sudo yum list --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=epel

The error message indicates that the package byobu is not available in the amzn-main repository.

You can manually install it from another repository

cd ~
sudo yum install byobu-3.4-2.el5.noarch.rpm

Maybe someone needs a new link for byobu

So you can install it by

sudo yum install byobu-5.73-4.el7.noarch.rpm

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