Debian installation notes

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We start from a base system. Most of these steps can actually now be automated using my dotfiles; the software, in particular, can all be found in

Basic utilities

aptitude install sudo
update-alternatives --config editor # set to vi
visudo # add user
# Ctrl-D to exit

sudo aptitude install iceweasel
sudo aptitude install keepassx
sudo aptitude install iceweasel-adblock-plus


sudo aptitude install pulseaudio pavucontrol

Just make sure to log out or reboot; then audio should be working.

Installing Haskell

See this page.


sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/SourceCodePro
sudo cp * /usr/share/fonts/SourceCodePro/

(as shown here) I’m not exactly sure which steps are required. mkfontdir seemed to create a fonts.dir in the current directory, so perhaps that was unnecessary considering that I had already moved all my fonts to the system directory.)

For finding pages for my website repository:

findAllPagesWith() {
    find ~/projects/ -iname "*$1*"

alias fp=findAllPagesWith

Website compilation

pip install --user jinja2
pip install --user pyyaml
pip install --user pandocfilters
pip install --user awesome-slugify
sudo aptitude install ruby-sass

which should take care of most problems. Make sure you have the latest Pandoc version (at least 1.13) though.