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Setup (Details)

This is only for instructions on setting up this system again - not for users.

Im setting up an arch linux virtualbox system, these are some notes:

Packages Removes

pacman -Rsc ...

  • xfsprogs
  • jfsutils
  • reiserfsprogs
  • pcmciautils
  • lvm2
  • nano
  • heirloom-mailx

todo; test

  • rp-pppoe
  • cryptsetup
  • mdadm
  • dash

Packages Installed

System
  • xorg-xinit
  • xorg-server
  • xterm
  • virtualbox-guest-utils
  • glew
  • icewm
For development
  • gcc
  • gdb
  • make
  • cmake
  • subversion
  • python3
  • qtcreator
  • meld
  • dina-font - nice bitmap font
General packages
  • geany - editor
  • ttf-bitstream-vera - use for the UI

Config Changes

Auto Boot X11

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Start_X_at_Boot

 id:5:initdefault:
 [...] 
 x:5:once:/bin/su - -- PREFERRED_USER -l -c '/usr/bin/startx </dev/null >/dev/null 2>&1'

Updating

# packages
pacman -Suy
 
# blender
cd ~/blender-svn/blender
svn up
svn cleanup
 
# ---
 
# Remove pacman cache
rm /var/cache/pacman/pkg/*
 
# Clean SVN
cd ~/blender-svn/blender
svn status --no-ignore | grep '^[?I]' | awk '{print $1, $2}' | xargs rm -rfv
 
# Ensure zero'd disk.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/zerofile; rm /zerofile