byobu-screen ctrl-a fix

Written by Ioannis Lalopoulos Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:02 No Comments

The byobu version ( 5.74)  which is included in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) is broken. When you will use the escape sequence (ctrl-a) the session will freeze and you will have to kill the screen from another shell.

A fix exists but is not in the official ubuntu repositories. In order to install the fixed version you have to add the byobu PPA, update your sources and install it, i.e.:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:byobu/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install byobu

(The complete instructions are at byobu ppa)

However take notice that  if you have already encountered the problem you must also reconfigure byobu else the problem will persist.

To reconfigure byobu, run:


then in the menu select ‘Escape Sequence’ and in the submenu just select apply and then exit.

byobu-screen should work now



The bug was fixed since 23 April 2014 in this commit  byobu-trunk-ctrla-fix



MySQL-python 1.2.3 for Windows and Python 2.7, 32bit and 64bit versions

Written by Ioannis Lalopoulos Sunday, 19 September 2010 02:27 102 Comments

I have added to the downloads page two distributions of the mysql-python module 1.2.3 for python 2.7

The distributions are:

  MySQL-python-1.2.3.win32-py2.7.exe (1,023.1 KiB) (1.0 MiB)

Some quick notes:

  1. The choice of 32bit and 64bit depends on the version of python you have installed in your computer and not in the operating system or the server you want to access. So if you have the 32 bit python 2.7 installed on your 64 bit Windows, you will download and install the 32 bit version.
  2. Some python distributions do not make correct registry entries when they install the 64bit python. If this is the case the 64 bit mysql-python installer will not find your python installation. This means that the 64bit python version has been wrongly set in the registry under the Wow6432Node which is under convention for 32bit software only. You will have to add/move the python registry node in the correct place i.e. in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE  for more info see my post in sourceforge . If your python is from the official distribution (  you will not have this problem.

Following are the results  of the test suite that comes with mysql-python on the newly build distributions (I had to edit the tests in three places to replace deprecated test methods in 2.7  that were giving, for that reason, warnings and subsequently two failures in the

New Downloads Page

Written by Ioannis Lalopoulos Sunday, 3 May 2009 12:29 No Comments

Finished with the WP-DownloadManager plugin installation and now I am hosting the downloads from this site. You can find them all in Downloads.


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