September 30, 2013 Leave a comment
Why am I doing this?
I am about to wipe my linux partition which was upgraded from Mint 14 to Mint 15. It left various residue of the mint 14 installation and I feel like doing it again from scratch.
I will be documenting the additional software I needed to install to get back to my preferred operating environment.
Backup my /opt directory which contains most of my development software, including various installations of eclipse, soapui, maven, ant, jdk, android-sdk, sqldeveloper, lampp, maven repository, etc.
My work svn git clone which has 2 months now of history, even though I have a clone on a company server I don’t want to have to redownload it. All my git clones from github, for same reason.
Backup my bin and ssh directories, plus my .mozilla profile and .profile. Any downloads I wanted to keep, plus any documents and images, anything else I discarded and will just have to restore.
And don’t forget to tar -ztvf / tar – tvf the backed up tar balls to make sure they actually were saved to external hard drive correctly.
The additional software I can remember installing includes:
- Shrew VPN (see previous blog post) – because vpnc sucks!
- CNTLM – I use this to switch between my corporate proxy and no proxy without having to update anything else. All my tools point at localhost:3128, I just restart cntlm with a different parent proxy or the no proxy hack.
- k3b – is an awesome ripping and cd / dvd burning software, nothing else from gnome comes close.
- Chrome browser