Packages I install on my Arch Linux system

Last weekend, I installed Arch Linux for the second time (I messed up my first installation). After the installation process, I found myself in a command line system (as expected), so I had to install a lot of applications by hand.

Just as a reference, I will list the packages I installed, so that I have them for if I ever have to reinstall Arch from scratch again.

Some basic command line tools:

  • lynx
  • openssh
  • mutt
  • pwgen

Services

  • ntp
  • cups
  • networkmanager (interesting for laptop; replace standard network service by networkmanager)

Sound

  • pulseaudio
  • pulseaudio-alsa
  • lib32-libpulse
  • lib32-alsa-plugins
  • alsa-utils

Xorg

  • xorg-server
  • xorg-xinit
  • xorg-utils
  • xorg-server-utils
  • mesa
  • mesa-demos

The freedom hating nvidia driver

  • nvidia
  • nvidia-utils

Xorg testing

  • xorg-twm
  • xorg-xclock
  • xterm
  • ttf-dejavu

Basic gnome

  • gnome
  • gdm
  • gnome-utils

Basic development

  • fakeroot
  • subversion
  • git
  • patch
  • python
  • pygtk

General desktop apps

  • gvim
  • evince
  • eog
  • gimp
  • network-manager-applet
  • firefox
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins
  • vlc
  • mplayer
  • flashplugin
  • heybuddy
  • xchat
  • droidcam
  • google-talkplugin

LibreOffice

  • libreoffice
  • libreoffice-gnome
  • libreoffice-calc
  • libreoffice-writer

I am a wannabe Android developer (see Arch wiki for additional packages to install)

  • eclipse
  • android-sdk
  • android-udev
  • android-sdk-platform-tools

Tools which allow me to use Arch at work

  • twinkle (SIP phone)
  • rdesktop (for terminal services)
  • sudo
  • paprefs (I use a dedicated account for virtualbox, I start it with sudo, but I want sound)
  • virtualbox (run Windows)
  • virtualbox-additions
  • qt (fot the virtualbox gui)
  • thunderbird (plugins allow me to combine Google calendar and Exchange calendar)

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