byobu doesn't launch at login

Bug #1813644 reported by Chris Johnston on 2019-01-28
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
byobu (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Even though byobu is set to launch at login, it is not doing this.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: byobu 5.125-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-43.46-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jan 28 19:05:08 2019
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=screen-256color
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=C.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: byobu
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Chris Johnston (cjohnston) wrote :
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

How did you set it to launch for all users?

I did a quick test with a bionic lxd, where byobu was preinstalled. I ran this do select it to be launched for all users:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure byobu

Then I logged out, and logged back in, via ssh, and byobu was launched correctly.

Changed in byobu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Chris Johnston (cjohnston) wrote :

Just tested again. I am not trying to make it launch for all users, just the user I'm logging in as.

Created bionic container
Imported key for ubuntu user
ssh to Ubuntu user, byobu does not launch by default
Launch byobu
Hit F9
Config menu says "Byobu currently launches at login (toggle off)"
Switch to does not launch at login
Switch back to "Byobu currently launches at login (toggle off)"
Log out and back in
Byobu launches

I guess the issue is that if the config originally states that it launches at login, I shouldn't have to toggle it off and then back on for it to actually work.

Changed in byobu (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2019-06-14
Changed in byobu (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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