Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Fedora 9 road map

- Basic system setup
-- Adjust [/etc/resolv.conf]
-- Adjust [/etc/fstab]
-- Adjust [/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0]

- Add repositories:
-- Freshrpms
-- Adobe (flash plugin)
-- Livna

-- Correct conflict between livna and freshrpms (in favor of freshrpms):
Edit your [/etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo] file to look like this:

...
#mirrorlist=http://rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist-7
exclude=vlc*,mplayer,libdvbpsi*,ffmpeg*,mencoder*,x264*,lame*
enabled=1
...


-- Update your system:
#---
yum -y upgrade
#---


- Install additional software:
-- Multimedia:
#---
yum -y install \
mplayer \
mencoder \
gecko-mediaplayer \
gnome-mplayer \
vlc \
grip \
ogle \
flash-plugin \
libflashsupport \
AdobeReader_enu \
k3b \
k3b-extras-nonfree
#---


-- Torrent with transmission
#---
yum -y install \
transmission
#---


-- Email with sylpheed-claws
#---
yum -y install \
bogofilter \
claws-mail \
claws-mail-plugins
#---



-- XMMS with its most precious plug-ins
#---
yum -y install \
xmms \
xmms-libs \
xmms-skins.noarch \
xmms-mp3 \
xmms-faad2 \
xmms-flac \
xmms-wma \
xmms-cdread \
xmms-arts \
xmms-esd \
xmms-musepack \
xmms-acme
#---


-- Pidgin, a very good IM client
#---
yum -y install \
pidgin \
pidgin-encryption \
pidgin-guifications \
pidgin-libnotify \
pidgin-otr \
purple-plugin_pack-pidgin \
purple-plugin_pack-pidgin-xmms
#---


-- For kernel modules
#---
yum -y install \
kernel-devel \
kernel-headers
#---


-- Nautilus plug-ins
#---
yum -y install \
nautilus-open-terminal \
nautilus-search-tool \
nautilus-flac-converter \
nautilus-extensions
#---


-- Misc
--- Diagrams and images, usually old stuff that I'm used to
#---
yum -y install \
graphviz \
dia \
gv \
xfig \
xpdf \
eog \
gnuplot \
grace
#---


--- Editors and related
#---
yum -y install \
gvim \
kile \
dictd \
diction
#---


--- My beloved spreadsheet program
#---
yum -y install \
gnumeric
#---


--- Unrar and related programs
#---
yum -y install \
unrar \
p7zip
#---


--- My beloved debugging program
#---
yum -y install \
ddd
#---


-- Remove things I do NOT like:
--- Multimedia players that do not play divx/mp3 and stays as default for video and audio files:
#---
yum -y erase \
xine* \
totem*
#---


--- This is REALLY annoying, it prevents mplayerplug-in from working properly:
#---
yum -y erase \
mozplugger
#---


-- Update your system:
#---
yum -y upgrade
#---


- Install and setup third-part programs
-- VirtualBox/VMware
-- Skype
-- Real Player (check for the RPM version)
-- Sun Java
-- Eclipse

P.S.: For Real Player you will need to install the following package (broken dependency on Real Player RPM):

#---
yum -y install \
compat-libstdc++-33
#---


- Setup printers
- Backup [/etc] and [/boot/grub]
#---
tar -czf bkp-system.`/bin/date +"%Y%m%d-%H%M"`.tgz /etc /boot/grub
#---


- Some issues:
Acrobat Reader install its Firefox/Mozilla plug-in, which has a memory leak. I recommend to remove it. To do so:

#---
rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nppdf.so
#---


Related posts:

- Pidgin with multiple languages (obsolete by package purple-plugin_pack-pidgin, but not working properly)
- C Cedilla with Gnome
- Eclipse and Java from RPMs

3 comments:

kempes said...

Thanks man for this post. It was very helpfull. I'll check your blog from now regullary.

Anonymous said...

great!

what have been changed in your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0? My fedora 9 sometimes can't detect my eth0 network card, I would like to know what config have to be changed about device eth0.

Gustavo said...

Hi, Anonymous, check out your question at:

http://gka-linux.blogspot.com/2008/07/reader-question-network-adapter.html