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1. Add medibuntu repository

sudo wget  --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

2. Download the the following files:


3. Make the script executable.

cd /home/sil/Downloads
chmod +x ./

4. Run the script and install the packages.

sudo ./


Alternative to 4.
A. Run the script and install the packages.

sudo ./ > clean.log

B. Monitor progress in a new terminal.

tail -f /home/sil/Downloads/clean.log


Full details here.


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April 14, 2010 at 9:56 am

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A Cleanstart for your new Ubuntu (Install Packages from a list)

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Clean Install

Each time Ubuntu brings out a new version I do a clean install.

I do this for a number of reasons, stability being the main one, but also to blow away all of the crud I have installed over the last 6 months.

If I don’t remember to reinstall it, then it wasn’t that important :-)

That said I do want my downtime to be as short as possible.

With that in mind I have a script ( that reads a list of package names (packages.list) and installs them all at once.

As part of my preparation for the upcoming Lucid install, I have updated/retested the script and packages in a vm.

Quick Instructions and file downloads here.


The code for the script is next, followed by my list of packages. Its simple but it does the job :-)

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March 18, 2010 at 8:34 pm

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RLB (rsync local backup) – keeping it simple

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Because backup should be easy…

A rsync/bash based backup solution with built-in report.

Set-up is just 3 questions… What to backup, where to save to, what to exclude… that’s it :)


Jump to: The Code
Jump to: The Report
Jump to: The Set-up
Jump to: Background

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January 15, 2010 at 7:39 am

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