byobu-select-profile don't change colors correctly

Bug #1717746 reported by PabloAB on 2017-09-17
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

byobu version 5.106
tmux 2.1

Tried to change byobu status bar. Naively use `byobu-select-profile` to change color palette. Now I screwed up and don't know how to left as before. It doesn't change only the background as it suggest the "Select the background color". Almost all of the nineteen alternatives return:

Selected background [default_dark]
bad colour: default_dark
bad colour: default_dark
bad colour: default_dark
bad colour: default_dark

Change _default_dark_ for almost any of the other alternatives.

Pressing F5 doesn't change anything about this.

Maybe related to [this bug]( I'm also coming from [here](

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PabloAB (pabloab777) on 2017-09-17
summary: - bad colour byobu-select-profile
+ byobu-select-profile don't change colors correctly
PabloAB (pabloab777) wrote :

Also changed ex-orange line between panes to red.

and `rm ~/.byobu/color` as said here

make things worse, now on every login bash: `/##: No such file or directory` I couldn't find where is the problem (not in .bashrc).

To fixed the color issue I needed not only to apt purge byobu but also removing /dev/shm/byobu-myusername-ahashvalue

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Good find. This functionality was broken. I'm deprecating the interactive mode of this command. Thanks!

Changed in byobu:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in byobu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
PabloAB (pabloab777) wrote :

Thank you very much Dustin!

Was pushed to which version? Was/will be back-ported? Still there on 5.125 :(

JFTR, this colors return the "bad colour" error:

DOESN'T WORK (12): default_light default_dark grey dark_grey light_grey light_blue light_cyan light_green purple light_purple light_red brown

WORK (7): white black blue cyan green red yellow

- BTW, why the "colour"? British terms makes more difficult to debug.
- Maybe related to bug 1871016, about Mondrian squares.

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