Debian 9 - Base Package Installation Script
After a fresh install of Debian 9 Mate, this is the first script I run to install all of the basic packages before running any manual customizations. It's here for the next time I re-install the OS.
I deliberately separated out the packages into commented chunks so that the script can be easily edited to your preferences. E.g you may use a different music player to rhythmbox. It also lets you know what the package is for which isn't always obvious from the name.
#!/bin/bash # update sudo apt-get update sudo apt dist-upgrade -y # Install extra mate stuff sudo apt install -y mate-desktop-environment-extras # Install byobu for terminal session management sudo apt install -y byobu # Install our favourite file browsers # nautilus sucks with the lack of type-ahead now sudo apt install -y thunar nemo # Install shutter (and its necessary helper packages) # for better screenshot management # you'll have to manually set keyboard shortcuts sudo apt install -y shutter gnome-web-photo libimage-exiftool-perl # Install our video players sudo apt install -y mpv vlc # Install our music player sudo apt install -y rhythmbox # Install inkscape for when we need to edit/create # SVG icons sudo apt install -y inkscape # Install tool for easily installing fonts from google sudo apt install -y typecatcher # Install some text editors sudo apt install -y gedit leafpad # Istall Atom editor wget https://atom.io/download/deb -O atom.deb sudo dpkg -i atom.deb rm atom.deb # Install helpful monitoring tools sudo apt install -y htop nload pydf sysstat ncdu # Install thunderbird email client sudo apt install -y thunderbird # Install nfs-common so we can mount nfs shares sudo apt install -y nfs-common # Install the terminator terminal. Great alternative to # having to use tmux to split a terminal into chunks sudo apt install -y terminator # Install dconf-editor for editing low level settings sudo apt install -y dconf-editor # Install synapse launcher sudo apt install -y synapse # Install preload to speed up things like launching synapse #sudo apt install -y preload # Install openvpn for VPN connections sudo apt install -y openvpn # Install dig tool for DNS querying sudo apt install -y dnsutils # Install our version control systems sudo apt install -y git subversion # Install rabbitvcs with nautilus for git/svn # because it just works. sudo apt install -y rabbitvcs-cli rabbitvcs-nautilus # Install the tkdiff tool which is much faster than meld, but read-only sudo apt install -y tkdiff # Install ifconfig sudo apt install -y net-tools # Accept incoming SSH connections sudo apt-get install openssh-server -y # Install vim sudo apt install -y vim # Set vim as default editor echo 'export EDITOR=vim' >> $HOME/.bashrc sudo update-alternatives --config editor # Fix vim pasting issue echo "set mouse=" > .vimrc sudo echo "set mouse=" | sudo tee -a /root/.vimrc # vim - enable syntax highlighting SEARCH='"syntax on' REPLACE='syntax on' FILEPATH="/etc/vim/vimrc" sudo sed -i "s;$SEARCH;$REPLACE;" $FILEPATH # Disable use of motherboard speaker beeping at you. sudo modprobe -r pcspkr # Install php packages sudo apt install -y php7.0-cli php7.0-mysqlnd # Install mysql client for connecting to remote databases sudo apt install -y mysql-client # Install expect for automated interaction with cli scripts sudo apt install -y tcl-expect expect
- Install Arc Icon Theme
- Install Sublime
- Install Later Firefox
- Install Seafile
- Increase max watch for inotify to resolve sound issue.
- Set up Compiz and Emerald
- Set Emerald maximize window on double-click
- Use the Typecatcher tool to download the Ubuntu and Roboto Mono fonts, and change the system fonts to Ubuntu Medium, and the Monospace font to Roboto Mono.
Last updated: 9th May 2020
First published: 16th August 2018
First published: 16th August 2018