Software I commonly install and remove

I have found it handy to have lists of software I commonly install and remove, both on my own computers and on boxes I work on. Having this list handy saves me time in setting up new installations and in preparing to work on others’ boxes. Software usually installed by default is not included here.

WHAT I COMMONLY INSTALL ON BOXES I WORK ON

  • baobab (which on some systems is bundled in gnome-utils). TODO: Find a desktop environment-agnostic replacement
  • htop
  • iftop
  • lshw-gui
  • meld. TODO: Find a desktop environment-agnostic replacement
  • openssh-clients
  • postfix
  • webmin
  • The hardware monitoring tools hardinfo, hddtemp, lm_sensors, and smartmontools

WHAT I COMMONLY INSTALL ON MY OWN BOXES
Everything in the previous list, plus:

WHAT I KEEP ON LIVE MEDIA (e.g. live CD, bootable USB)

WHAT I OFTEN REMOVE

  • epiphany (no use for it)
  • mono
  • ssh server, unless I need it
  • tracker (no use for it)
  • Unneeded packages with “i18n”, “l10n”, “locale”, “-lang”, or “spell” in their names
  • If the hardware doesn’t support Bluetooth, then bluez, bluez-cups, bluez-firmware, firmware-atheros, libgnome-bluetooth7
  • Support for other hardware I don’t have (e.g. HSF modems)
Advertisements

About Warren Post

So far: Customer support guy, jungle guide, IT consultant, beach bum, entrepreneur, teacher, diplomat, over-enthusiastic cyclist. Tomorrow: who knows?
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Software I commonly install and remove

  1. Pingback: Installation notes, Linux Mint Debian 201204 | A maze of twisty little passages

  2. Pingback: Security and stability tuning on Linux | A maze of twisty little passages

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s