Re: Favorite Debian packages?
On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 08:05:30PM +0200, Claes Andersson wrote:
> Given the huge amount of available packages it is difficult to know if you
> have the best subset installed. Perhaps there are some less known "killer
> apps" around that many people don't know about. Debian has some great
> inventions like apt and kernel-package. What else is there that should get
> greater attention for someone quite new to Debian?
My top ten ones that you might not notice straight away:
grep-dctrl - great way to search for packages
apt-listchanges - display what's changing as I upgrade
menu - build window manager menus
binfmt-support - execute all kinds of files - I'm biased, though :)
deborphan - tell me what I don't need installed any more
equivs - build dummy packages for myself
tuxracer - just because
reportbug - nobody's perfect
pinfo - for when I need info docs but don't like info
screen - now, if only I knew all the tricks
vim-rt - syntax highlighting for the world's best editor
OK, I cheated and gave eleven, but vim deserves it.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]