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Axel’s Metapackages

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For my desktop setup I started maintaining metapackages which constitute the packaged dependencies of the setup.

After a while the list of metapackages started to contain other stuff which had no direct relation to the desktop setup anymore and most desktop setup commits affected unrelated metapackages rather than the desktop setup itself. So I decided to split the git repository up into two repositories.

Packages

The repository contains source code for the following packages:

abe-archive-tools

Commandline tools which are needed to handle exotic archive file formats.

abe-commandline

Commandline tools I usually want on all my boxes. Its hard dependencies are also suitable for servers.

abe-commandline-local

Packages I usually install on all those machines where I log into locally, i.e. real hardware where I have physical access.

abe-commandline-media

Commandline tools I usually want for playing audio or video files.

abe-console

Packages I usually want to have installed on boxes where I have local console access like laptops, desktops, etc. In other words, it's not needed on most virtual machines or rented root servers.

abe-desktop-extras

Packages which I usually want on all my desktops but which are not needed by my desktop setup.

abe-emacs

Emacs modes and other Emacs add-ons I usually want on all boxes where I install GNU Emacs anyway.

abe-fun

Packages which I just install for fun (joke packages, fortune cookies, etc.).

abe-games

Recommends or suggests games in Debian I like.

abe-gnome

GUI tools and applications I usually install if some GNOME dependencies are ok.

abe-joystick

Depends on, recommends and suggests packages which help to make joysticks working.

abe-laptop

Packages I commonly need on laptops and netbooks. ACPI stuff, resource saving and monitoring stuff, …

abe-laptop-ubuntu

Satisfies some of ubuntu-minimal’s annoying hard dependencies to be able to e.g. install a different syslog daemon without removing the ubuntu-minimal metapackage.

abe-monitoring

Pulls in everything I need on machines I want to have monitored (using Xymon formerly known as Hobbit).

abe-office

Depends on the LibreOffice and Gnome Office applications I prefer.

abe-packaging-dev

Packages I usually need to work on packaging.

abe-partitioning

Depends on tools I prefer to partition USB sticks or disks, stuff for disaster recovery of disks or for forensic analysis of disks. Usually not needed inside virtual machines.

abe-perl-dev

Packages I usually need to work on Perl modules and scripts.

abe-server

Taking care that all packages I want to have installed on my servers are installed and those I don't want to be installed, aren't.

This package especially takes care that there's no dbus, policykit, consolekit, networkmanager or systemd installed.

abe-small-disk

Conflicts with packages I consider a waste of disk space, at least if disk space is sacre. It also pulls in some small packages which help to find local waste of disk-space.

abe-tablet

Depends on packages necessary to get a Wacom graphics tablet or a touchscreen working.

abe-tex

Depends on packages I prefer on computers where I want to use TeX or LaTeX.

abe-text-browsers

Text-mode web browsers, I commonly have installed.

abe-window-managers

Depends on a bunch of (mostly exotic) window managers and desktop environments, I want to have on those computers where occassionally other people log in, too.

abe-x-browsers

Graphical web browsers for X, I commonly have installed.

kiva-base

Everything needed on the Dom0 and all DomUs of the LUGS server "kiva".

kiva-users

Everything needed on all DomUs of the LUGS server "kiva" where normal users can login via SSH.

APT Repository

All those metapackages are usually also available from my APT repository.

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