- January 12th, 2014
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This workstation-install.sh script is meant to run in the terminal. It will ask some questions, what to fine-tune, what to install, not really package-by package, more by categories. It can install tools I find useful for certain purposes, and it can use the rpm-fusion repository too, so that packages that are not licensed liberal enough for fedora can be installed with ease. To download and run with bash, use the following command in the terminal:
curl http://d250.hu/scripts/install-workstation.sh > install.sh \ && bash install.sh
Currently it will look similar like this, while running the questioning part:
Root privileges needed to run this script. Trying with sudo. This is the workstation installer for Fedora 20. Started with user: x ## D250 Laboratories ./install-workstation.sh @ 2014.01.15-06:34:38 This is the latest original release of the script === Confirmation for 20 commands. [Ctrl-C to abort] === A local backcup of the /home and /etc folders could be created in /temp just in case it might come handy. create a local backup? [Y/n] yes The rpmfusion repo contains most of the packages that are needed on a proper workstation, to use proprietary software such as mp3 codecs. Recommended on a workstation. add rpmfusion? [Y/n] yes Run a yum update to update all packages? update? [Y/n] yes Enable the ssh service, and let users log in via shell. enable ssh? [y/N] no By default users can use the up and down arrow keys to see their command history. This can be replaced by a set of commands used frequently. limit bash history to specific commands? [y/N] no Gnome is the default Desktop enviroment, but you might run another spin. It has some options for customization install and finetune gnome desktop? [Y/n] yes User x can be enabled to be logged in automatically, without requesting a password when the system is started. set autologin for first user? [y/N] no There are some basic tools in a proper workstation, such a system monitoring tools, or the Disks tool, exfat support, gkrellm, filezilla, extra vnc clients, brasero, zip, rar install basic system tools? [Y/n] yes Google chrome, Flash player, java support is also part of a a proper desktop workstation, even though its propreitary software. install browsers? [y/N] no Lightweight desktops with some traditional look might come handy on a less powerful computer. XFCE and LXDE are such Desktop enviroments. install alternative lightweight desktops? [y/N] no Libre office is a proper Office suite, and this will install also the Community version of Kingsoft Wps-Office a MS office clone with high compatibilty to the MS formats. install office? [Y/n] yes Inkscape is powerful vector graphic editor. Darktable can process RAW photos. Gimp is a GNU Image manipulation progran. Blender is for 3D, Dia is a diagram editor. install graphics tools? [Y/n] yes Amarok is a cool media player, and VLC has also some unique features. Mixxx isfor Dj's install media players? [Y/n] yes Edit videos with Kdenlive, sound files with Audacity, compose soundtracks with Ardour,.. install media editors? [y/N] no Software development tools are for programmers and hackers. install devtools? [y/N] no SElinux enhances secutrity by default, but sometimes hard to understand error messages waste your time, especially when selinux is preventing a hack. disable selinux? [y/N] no Dropbox is a popular file sharing service. install dropbox? [y/N] no Mumble is a useful free VOIP program, pidgin is a multiprotocol chat client. install chattools? [Y/n] yes Skype is bought by MS, however a lot of people use it, and it might be need to stay connected. Currently, the installation process will ask for the root password. install skype? [y/N] no Install the propietary nVidia graphic driver, and replace the opensurce driver. This installs the akmod package for more recent cards. install nvidia driver? [y/N] no === Running the Que of 9 commands. === ...
The script will be maintained at its URL, and can update itself.
Installs Google-chrome, XPS-office, audacity with mp3 support, vlc, nVidia Graphics drivers, … etc.
Advanced users can fine-tune this script according their needs.
Bug reports, and feedback is welcome!
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