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GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
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New Packages


New packages can be installed one at a time or as part of a collection using the task selection tool tasksel or gnome-tasksel. A nice graphical alternative in synaptic. Below is a list of packages I commonly install (in addition to those in Section 6.6.3). Place the following list into a file called installs:



alien apt-listchanges aspell aspell-doc aspell-en auctex autoconf
automake autotools-dev

catdoc cdrdao cdtool cvs 

deborphan devhelp-books dia

elvis-tiny emacs21-el enscript

fakeroot fortune-mod fping

g77 gawk gcvs gkdebconf glabels glade-gnome glimer gnome-audio
gnome-commander gnome-spell gnumeric-doc gnumeric-plugins-extra
gnuplot gpaint graphviz grip groff gsfonts-x11 gthumb gtimer

hdparm hwdata

idle ifupdown imagemagick indent 

latex-beamer lshw lynx lyx 

modconf mozilla mpage mpg321 muttprint myspell-en-gb

netpbm nfs-kernel-server ntp-simple

openoffice.org openoffice.org-hyphenation-en-gb
openoffice.org-thesaurus ooqstart-gnome

plotutils prosper psfontmgr psgml pstoedit psutils-apt python-dev
python-doc python-elisp python-glade2 python-gnome2 python-mysqldb
python-numeric python-optik python-soappy python-xml

r-base r-base-dev r-base-html r-base-latex r-doc-html r-doc-info
r-doc-pdf r-gnome r-cran-gtkdevice r-recommended rdist rsync

samba sgml-data sox sp splay ssh-askpass ssh-askpass-gnome synaptic
sysutils

tetex-doc tetex-src transfig

unzip

vim 

xclip xdaliclock xfig xfishtank xfonts-cyrillic xfsprogs xfstt xgalaga
xine-ui xletters xloadimage xmountains xplanet xplanet-images
xscreensaver-gl xscreensaver-gnome xsltproc

zip

Install them with:

  $ wajig install -f installs

You may also want to install the gtk-engines-* and gtk2-engines-* packages.


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