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Old 10-15-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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Question Packages to insatall in Linux OS


Hi,
I am new user of linux... I installed debian lenny in my PC and started learning linux through Mark G.Sobell's "A practical guide to Linux"... Now I want to know ,what are the packages I have to install to the newly installed debian lenny to use all the features of the Os.. Somebody help me in this regard...

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Old 10-15-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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It depends on what yu need. Generally the 1st CD is sfficient to complete the installation. then you can use repositories to install whatever you require.
 
Old 10-15-2009, 10:53 PM   #3
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Depends on what you plan on doing....linux is all about choices so what I install upon setting up a linux box and what you install is going to be different. Two things you will probably want to add if you didnt already though

Kernel Headers/Sources
The build-essential group (compilers etc)

Can't do much without those if you plan on adding packages/software that aren't in the repository though debian has about 4dvd's worth of stuff last i checked.
 
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Depends on what you plan on doing....linux is all about choices so what I install upon setting up a linux box and what you install is going to be different. Two things you will probably want to add if you didnt already though

Kernel Headers/Sources
The build-essential group (compilers etc)

Can't do much without those if you plan on adding packages/software that aren't in the repository though debian has about 4dvd's worth of stuff last i checked.

I just want to learn basic admin commands and scripting like shell,perl scripting... Help me in this regard...
 
Old 10-16-2009, 12:34 PM   #5
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Shell scripting is there, you don't need anything extra. Check the repositories of your distro for perl related stuff.
 
  


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