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Old 01-21-2005, 03:06 PM   #1
Erik Thorsson
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Debian Sarge install


Just describing my install in case anyone is interested. A newb might find this helpful. This is an installation on my 2.4GHz P4 laptop which I take to work every day.

I started out with Red Hat the first couple years, because of the easy installation process and large user base I could get support from. I don't want to offend any passionate users, but I feel like Red Hat is somewhat insecure and bloated by default. If you're not careful, your initial install can easily be 2GB+.

Once you know a little bit about what you're doing, Debian is great. It installs a minimal system by default and allows you to add software package by package, downloading it over the Internet as you go.

The first thing you'll probably want to do when your machine boots up after the minimal install is install X.

# apt-get update
...
# apt-get install x-window-system x-windows-system-devel

After that, I set about installing these packages. I am a system admin at work, a heavy audio user at home, and like to run the blackbox window manager in X, so obviously these packages reflect those roles and preferences. BTW, this is on a Debian Sarge (aka. Testing) install, with kernel 2.6.8-1.

x-window-system
x-window-system-devel
blackbox (blackbox window manager)
fluxbox (fluxbox window manager)
gnome-terminal
eterm (enlightenment terminal)
mozilla-firefox (web browser)
mozilla-thunderbird (email client)
sntop (simple network top, host monitor)
ntop (network top)
host (hostname<->IP lookup)
dnsutils (dig)
gthumb (gnome image browser)
gimp (gnu image manipulation program)
openoffice.org (free office software suite)
mutella (console gnutella client)
screen (virtual console manager)
xpdf (x pdf doc viewer)
gift (kazaa/fasttrack daemon and giftcurs client)
cupsys cupsys-client foomatic-db foomatic-bin (for printing, maybe try just the cups before the foo*)
mpg123 (mpeg audio player)
mplayer --> this is a tough one, look for codecs...
cdtool (cdplay, cdstop, etc.)
mkisofs (making iso images)
cdrecord (burning cds)
libdvdread3 libdvdread3-dev (libraries for reading [ripping] dvds.)
transcode (video/audio converter [mp3s, dvds, avis, etc.])
dvdrip (gtk+ frontend for transcode)
lame (mp3 encoder)
 
Old 01-21-2005, 03:23 PM   #2
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Just though I'd point out that for some packages in your list you'll need

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ testing main

In your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

mplayer, and codecs, lame, dvdrip and others.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 03:35 PM   #3
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a little something to add to the above - click me

my favorite apt-get list:

apt-get install x-window-system fluxbox xscreensaver-nognome xscreensaver-gl aterm eterm xterm mozilla mozilla-chatzilla mozilla-psm gaim xmms mplayer-386 cdrecord imagemagick lynx centericq irssi-text mp3blaster ssh wget nmap gpm screen dnsutils acroread flashplugin-nonfree j2re1.4

bam! a tight, lightweight system. install takes me about 5-10 minutes on a 384 speed cable download.

my current /etc/aptsources.list:

deb http://lyre.mit.edu/debian/ testing main non-free contrib
deb-src http://lyre.mit.edu/debian/ testing main non-free contrib

deb http://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/debian/ testing main contrib
deb-src http://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/debian/ testing main contrib

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib

deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free
deb src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free

# security updates

deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main

# acroread & mplayer

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ testing main

# java

deb ftp://ftp.tux.org/java/debian/ sarge non-free



Last edited by jmr71769; 01-21-2005 at 03:56 PM.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 08:35 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by leonscape
Just though I'd point out that for some packages in your list you'll need

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ testing main

In your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

mplayer, and codecs, lame, dvdrip and others.
Yeah, I had to add some repositories for some special packages. Here's my /etc/apt/sources.list...

yew:/opt# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

deb ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ testing main
deb-src ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ testing main

deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main

# sources I added...

deb ftp://debian.marlow.dk/ sid madwifi
deb-src ftp://debian.marlow.dk/ sid madwifi

deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free
deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing contrib
deb-src ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free

# added to get the madwifi atheros drivers for my wireless PCMCIA card
#deb http://debian.isg.ee.ethz.ch/public woody|sarge madwifi
#deb-src http://debian.isg.ee.ethz.ch/public woody|sarge madwifi

# sources I added to get mplayer
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ testing main

# sources I added to get gift (kazaa client) & giftcurs
deb http://fnord.csbnet.se/giftcurs stable main
deb-src http://fnord.csbnet.se/giftcurs stable main
 
  


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