This is pretty much the same as my post for Fedora 15, but I modified some details to make sure everything is relevant for Fedora 16.
I also converted the steps that requires downloading and installing into one executable command, whenever possible. I also added the
-y option to the yum commands so we can skip the questions if we really want to install the packages since most of the time we type ‘yes’ anyway.
These are the packages I chose during the pre-installation setup:
- Design Suite (contains GIMP and OptiPNG, plus more)
- Office/Productivity (contains LibreOffice)
- Sound & Video (checked k3b)
- Development Tools (checked cmake and PyLint)
- Java Development
- Mail Server (SendMail)
- MySQL Database (checked php-mysql)
- PostgreSQL Database
- Printing Support
- Server Configuration Tools
- Web Server (mod_python, mod_ssl, php, php-ldap)
- Administration Tools
- System Tools
And here’s my post-installation setup:
Updating for the first time also installs the GPG keys, which are needed so you won’t get errors regarding unsigned packages when you use the “fedora” and “updates” repositories of Fedora. In our terminal, as root, type:
yum -y update
RPM Fusion provides software that the Fedora Project or Red Hat doesn’t want to ship. That software is provided as precompiled RPMs for all current Fedora versions and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5; you can use the RPM Fusion repositories with tools like yum and PackageKit.
To install both the free and non-free repositories, simply download and double-click the RPM Fusion free for Fedora 14, 15 and 16 and RPM Fusion nonfree for Fedora 14, 15 and 16 from the RPM Fusion Configuration page.
yum -y install lsb # dependency rpm -ivh http://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm
This is what I use to download torrents.
yum -y install azureus
For operating with the 7z file archiving format.
yum -y install p7zip
For transfering files between machines.
yum -y install filezilla
For PostgreSQL database administration.
yum -y install pgadmin3
For watching videos without worrying about the file formats:
yum -y install vlc
For extracting RAR file archives.
yum -y install unrar
CD-ripper with database lookup/submission to share track information over the net, supports OGG and FLAC and adding ID3v1/v2 to MP3s.
yum -y install grip
rpm -ivh http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-fc10
This is what I use for recording Skype calls.
yum -y install pulsecaster
Secure, fast FTP server
yum -y install vsftpd
yum -y install alacarte
Some PHP modules that I need for web development.
yum -y install php-gd php-mbstring php-pgsql php-xml
For designing databases visually.
yum -y install mysql-workbench
For converting e-books to different formats and for managing your e-book collection.
yum -y install calibre
HTML Help viewer for Unix/Linux (for viewing
yum -y install chmsee
Development files for Qt toolkit
To develop applications using the Qt toolkit. And include the graphical configuration tool as well.
yum -y install qt-devel qt-config
GStreamer non-free plugins
From the Fedora Unity Project:
GStreamer is a multimedia framework used by many media players including rhythmbox, banshee, totem, listen, exaile and others. Due to legal issues support for various non-free formats , including mp3 files, aren’t included with GStreamer by default. You can add support for mp3 and other formats by installing an add-on package from the third party repository rpm.livna.org
yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg phonon-backend-gstreamer
yum -y install ffmpeg ffmpeg-libs
yum -y install libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd
yum -y install subversion-javahl
Download and install the Java SE SDK RPM from the Java SE Downloads page
rpm -ivh http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7u1-b08/jdk-7u1-linux-i586.rpm
Then setup Java JDK java, libjavaplugin.so (for Firefox), javac, and jar using
alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_01/jre/bin/java 20000 alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so libjavaplugin.so /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_01/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so 20000 alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_01/bin/javac 20000 alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_01/bin/jar 20000
Add the following JAVA_HOME environment variable to
Download and extract Aptana 3 from http://www.aptana.com/.
wget http://download.aptana.com/studio3/standalone/3.0.6/linux/Aptana_Studio_3_Setup_Linux_x86_3.0.6.zip unzip Aptana_Studio_3_Setup_Linux_x86_3.0.6.zip
Customize advanced GNOME 3 options and easily change the font sizes for applications, documents and windows.
yum -y install gnome-tweak-tool
After installing TweakTool, I customized my fonts as follows:
- Document font: Sans 10
- Monospace font: Monospace 10
- Window title font: Cantarell 10
Make sure Httpd and MySQL starts up on boot.
chkconfig --levels 235 httpd on systemctl start mysqld.service systemctl enable mysqld.service
Make personal user space accessible to apache user
First, add apache user to user group. Execute a command similar to this:
usermod -a -G randell apache
Then modify the permissions of the user directory with:
chmod 770 /home/randell/
File Management Preferences
From a Nautilus window, go to Edit > Preferences. I modified mine to reflect the following changes:
- Default View > View new folders using: List View
- Icon View Defaults > Default zoom level: 66%
- List View Defaults > Default zoom level: 33%
I customized my Favorites to include these frequently used applications:
- Firefox (added by default)
- gedit Files (added by default)
- Take Screenshot
Edit > Profile Preferences > Colors > Foreground and Background
- Use colors from system theme: Unchecked
- Built-in schemes: Green on black
Edit > Preferences
- Display line numbers: Checked
- Display right margin at column: 80
- Highlight current line: Checked
- Highlight matching brackets: Checked
- Tab Stops
- Tab width: 4
- Insert spaces instead of tabs: Checked
- Enable automatic indentation: Checked
- File Saving
- Create a backup of files before saving: Unchecked
- Autosave files every: 5 minutes
- Font & Colors > Color Scheme: Oblivion
- Tab Stops