Personal Scientific Linux 6 Installation Guide


I tried to model this after the "Personal Fedora [version] Installation Guide" that Mauriat Miranda of produces. His are MUCH MUCH better, you can check them out here: I find his guides incredibly helpful, so when I started using Scientific Linux I thought I'd put something together that might help others as well.

#A list of repositories:
rpm -Uvh
rpm --import
rpm -Uvh
rpm -Uvh
rpm --import rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.*.rpm
#install google chrome browser
echo "[google-chrome]" >> /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
echo "name=google-chrome - 64-bit" >> /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
echo "baseurl=" >> /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
echo "enabled=1" >> /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
echo "gpgcheck=1" >> /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
echo "gpgkey=" >> /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
yum -y install chrome
#update the system
yum -y update
#install various system utilities, video stuff, programming packages
yum -y install ant arj audacity autopano-sift-C bash-completion digikam dosbox dvdauthor dvgrab easymock easytag emacs enblend flash-plugin geeqie gimp git gitk gnome-mplayer gnome-volume-manager gnucash gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-ugly gthumb gtkpod htop hugin ImageMagick java-1.6.0-openjdk java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin java-1.6.0-openjdk-src k3b-extras-freeworld kdebase kdegraphics kdiff3 kino kover ktorrent lame-mp3x libcddb libdvdcss liberation-fonts-common liberation-mono-fonts liberation-narrow-fonts liberation-sans-fonts liberation-serif-fonts mencoder mjpegtools mozplugger mp3gain ncftp obexfs OpenEXR OpenEXR_Viewers parcellite pidgin-otr qemu-launcher qtpfsgui quicksynergy rdesktop samba subversion thunderbird thunderbird-lightning transcode ufraw ufraw-gimp unrar vcdimager vdr-mp3 vlc w3m wine wireshark-gnome xine xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld xmms xmms-faad2 xmms-mp3 xmms-pulse xchat eclipse gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer-plugins-ugly libcdaudio w3m libx264 mjpegtools libsidplay libquicktime libkate automake autoconf jna gc libid3tag amrwb gstreamer-java-swt gstreamer-java gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-vaapi eclipse-swt gnome-mplayer
#install adobe reader
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
rpm -ivh
yum -y install nspluginwrapper.i686 AdobeReader_enu