Fresh install? Install all your applications with 3 commands.
If you do a fresh install every x months, or need to install ubuntu on a few machines, you always have to install a number of applications.
That can take some time, so why don’t download them all with 1 command?
The title says three commands because you’ll want to add the medibuntu repo.
Post updated for ubuntu 8.04
1. Add the medibuntu repository (2 commands)
In a terminal copy/paste this line:
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
And then this one:
wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add – && sudo apt-get update
2. Install commonly used applications (1 command)
I can’t speak for everyone but I’ll give a list of programs I always install and then the terminal command.
– compiz fusion effects manager
– epiphany and its extensions
– flash, java, … aka the restricted extras
– the non free codecs (win32 codecs, divx, …)
– wine (I don’t actually use this one, but so many people use it, I just had to add it)
– google earth
– dvd playback
– acrobat reader
– mplayer and it’s gnome gui
– azureus (leave this out if you want to use the standard installed transmission)
– zip, rar, 7z, … support
– emerald (for those fancy window borders)
– virtualbox ose (open source version)
– nicotine-plus (soulseek p2p client)
– install java and removing “open-java”
Putting the applications in 1 command:
sudo apt-get install -y k9copy compizconfig-settings-manager epiphany-browser epiphany-extensions ubuntu-restricted-extras vlc libdvdcss2 skype googleearth libdvdcss2 acroread non-free-codecs wine p7zip-full mplayer gnome-mplayer azureus firestarter emerald virtualbox-ose nicotine sun-java6-jre sun-java6-bin sun-java6-plugin && sudo apt-get remove -y open-java
Due to wordpress.com limitations, it could be that a “1. ” is also copied together with the command, you’ll need to leave that out, or the command will fail.
You can easily add programs, just leave a space between each program. If you don’t know the exact name of the program, you can search for it using synaptic, you’ll need the exact name that synaptic gives you.
Hope some people will find this useful.