Thursday, October 03, 2013

Checklist of things to do on reinstalling Ubuntu

I'm finally moving to 64 bit Linux (since all my machines are fine with that).  My disks have my /home and root files in different partitions, so I can erase and reinstall Linux itself without touching any of "my" files.  This works flawlessly, and the new installation comes up with all my old desktop settings etc.  Since the Ubuntu Software Center's "sync" function still doesn't work properly, here are some installations and customizations that I like:
  • Synaptic and gdebi 
  • dkms
  • Java (openjdk, openjre, icedtea): default-jre, default-jdk
  • keepassx
  • TeXStudio (get from website, without recommendeds, otherwise you pull the whole TeXlive; Blahota ppa not current).
  • qbittorrent (and remove transmission)
  • m17n (and setup ibus, including UK) 
  • ibus-qt4 (so that ibus works with QT applications like TeXstudio)
  • subdownloader
  • musescore (get a ppa when available)
  • easytag
  • artha dictionary
  • geany
  • gThumb (and remove shotwell)
  • scantailor
  • network-manager-openvpn
  • openvpn (and privateinternetaccess and OpenDNS)
  • network-manager-vpnc (for Univie VPN)
  • vino/remmina
  • filezilla
  • Nemo-compare
  • gnome tweak and ubuntu-tweak
  • gconf editors (dconf ed's already there)
  • ubuntu restricted extras
  • USB startup disk creator
  • gparted
  • menulibre
  • git 
  • indicator-sync (for ubuntuone indicator) 
  • grsync 
  • pdftk 
  • perl-tk 
  • Nemo-open-terminal
  • banshee (remove rhythmbox)
  • 64-bit version of local things like emusicj (NB: ~/bin is mirrored)
  • enable encoded DVD playing
  • libtiff-tools  
  • ImageMagick
  • mozplugger
  • curl 
  • some extra fonts (Gentium, Galatia)
Add ppas, and get
  • yppa (ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager)
  • textadept 
  • grub customizer
  • Moka themes and icons (ppa:snwh/moka-icon-theme-daily)
And from outside the repos, install:

argument for apt-get install:
sudo apt-get install dkms default-jre default-jdk keepassx qbittorrent subdownloader musescore easytag artha geany gthumb scantailor network-manager-openvpn openvpn network-manager-vpnc vino remmina filezilla meld gconf-editor ubuntu-restricted-extras gparted git indicator-sync grsync pdftk perl-tk m17n-db m17n-contrib ibus-m17n gnome-tweak-tool banshee libtiff-tools  ImageMagick mozplugger curl ibus-qt4 synaptic gdebi fonts-sil-gentium fonts-sil-galatia
argument for apt-get remove:
sudo apt-get remove rhythmbox transmission empathy evolution shotwell gnome-shell-extensions
not in main repos:
ubuntu-tweak (ppa:tualatrix/next)
textadept (ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8)
grub-customizer (ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer)
moka-gtk-theme moka-icon-theme moka-icon-theme-extras (ppa:snwh/moka-icon-theme-daily, ppa:snwh/moka-gtk-theme-daily)
 sudo add-apt repository

sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager ubuntu-tweak grub-customizer moka-gtk-theme moka-icon-theme moka-icon-theme-extras menulibre

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