I just installed byobu on mountain lion by running

make install

The install seems good. But byobu is trying to use 'readlink -f' which is an illegal option with OS X and any other BSD system (I think).

Is there any kind of hack I can do to get around this?


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If you lack readlink -f functionality, the coreutils and tmux are likely the missing dependencies. Please edit your question if you have them installed and this doesn't fix the issue.

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    i have both tmux and coreutils and i still get the same issue ... it should be using greadlink not readlink on osx
    – Pykler
    Jan 8, 2013 at 15:00

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