I have a debian server and want to use the nice screen extension "screen-profiles". I think this comes from Ubuntu.
Is there a way to get it on debian and how?
Generally, Ubuntu and Debian packages are compatible. So just try installing the .deb from Ubuntu on Debian.
If it complains about dependencies, try to install these from a Debian repo, just to be safe.
You can download the package from http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/screen-profiles .
Then just install it as
You could also just use the Debian package :-)
Just a heads up. The screen-profiles package is now called 'byobu': https://launchpad.net/byobu
Here is the blog post from Dustin about the name change and some of the newly introduced features: http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2009/05/byobu-20-released-project-formerly.html
Byobu really does make using screen a pleasure :-)