I built up a well loaded Raspbian designed for use as a primary computer, surfing, Arduino IDE, no GPIO ( I don't want 5V Arduino modules and 3.3V RPi modules on the same workbench ). I got it working fine, and it locked up when the computer crashed due to a flaky USB connection that dropped out one time too often.
I am in the process of building a second OS, and I want to burn it to DVD so I can duplicate it in the future. What I want to do is pack it with every thing worth having, on the theory that it is easier to uninstall than it is to follow arcane instructions for compiling. This way only one person has to jump through all the hoops, all that follow can just install a copy of a highly functional Raspbian
I have installed
- CH341 driver ( for cheap Arduino clones ) [ I had to try nonworking advice from 12 websites and discover sudo -i to get this to work ]
CUPS ( printer interface )
foo2zjs ( HP2600n driver, ) [ this had to be compiled from inexact instructions ]
Kodi ( multimedia player )
Zenmap ( network tool with a GUI for nmap )
Arduino IDE 2:1.05 ( Arduino Integrated Development Environment )
Audacity ( sound file editor and player )
Synaptic ( GUI prgram files manager )
unrar ( uncompresses RAR files, no GUI ) [ this had to be compiled from inexact instructions ]
It is ridiculous for all of us to reinvent the same wheel. I want to invent the Holy Grail of wheels, the One True Wheel that makes the RPi more like an appliance and less like a puzzle devised by a sadist.
If you have any suggestions for essential packages to include on a Pizza With Everything OS, please post a list in the
Package Name ( concise description ) [ installation note ] format used above
If the end product fills up a 16 GB SD card, we did it right. It is easier to purge than to compile.