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Packages that were added to Scientific Linux

We have added several packages to Scientific Linux that are not found anywhere on the Enterprise releases.

anacron
Summary : A cron-like program that can run jobs lost during downtime.
Added because it is so very helpful we were supprised it wasn't there to begin with.

cdda2wav
Summary : A utility for sampling/copying .wav files from digital audio CDs.
Added because some of the other added packages needed it.

firefox
Summary : Graphical web browser, derived from Mozilla
Added because it is a much lighter web browser than Mozilla.

gv
Summary : A X front-end for the Ghostscript PostScript(TM) interpreter.
Added because it's a nice way to look at postscript documents.

icewm
Summary : Fast and small X11 window manager
Added because we needed a lightweight modern window manager. There are some machines that just don't have much CPU and/or memory, and both KDE and GNOME can really slow these machines down.

j2sdk
java-1.4.2-sun-compat

Summary : Java 1.4.2 from Sun
Added because of the demand for java in the distribution. Plus this adds the java plugin.

jpilot
Summary : Jpilot palm pilot desktop software
Added because there was such a large base of jpilot users, and they agreed to keep it up to date.

ksh93
Summary : ATT Research Korn Shell 93, ksh 93
Added when ATT released it and permitted it to be freely distributed.

ncurses4
Summary : A backwards compatible version of ncurses.
Added because several experiments code needed this version of ncurses.

openafs
openafs-client
openafs-compat
openafs-devel
openafs-firstboot
openafs-kernel-source
openafs-kpasswd
openafs-krb5
openafs-server

Summary : OpenAFS distributed filesystem
Added because many educational and research centers around the world use AFS as some type of central file system.

pcp
Summary : System-level performance monitoring and performance management.
Added because several experiments use PCP for monitoring servers.

perl-BSD-Resource
perl-Compress-Zlib
perl-MailTools
perl-Parse-RecDescent
perl-Pod-Escapes
perl-Pod-Simple
perl-Proc-ProcessTable
perl-SQL-Statement
perl-TermReadKey
perl-Text-CSV_XS
perl-Text-Template
perl-TimeDate
perl-Tk
perl-Tk-HistEntry

Summary : Various Perl Modules
Added because they were needed by many scientific programs.

pine
Summary : Commonly used, MIME compliant mail and news reader
Added because about 25% of our users use Pine. There was a very high demand for it.

readline41
Summary : A library for editing typed in command lines.
Added because other packages depended on it.

sndconfig
Summary : The Red Hat Linux configuration tool for legacy sound cards.
Added because there are still machines out there that have older sound cards. We have the drivers for them and needed something to

thunderbird
Summary : Graphical e-mail reader, derived from Mozilla
Added because it is a much lighter e-mail reader than Mozilla.

xcdroast
Summary : An X Window System based tool for creating CDs.
Added because all other graphical CD burning programs had been removed.

xmms-mp3
Summary : MP3 plugin for XMMS.
While not the whole mp3 suite, we do provide a plugin for xmms.

yum
yum-conf

Summary : RPM installer/updater
Yum is the main program that does security updates for Scientific Linux. It also makes installing and updating packages very easy. Users can decide to use Apt of Yum or both.

Created by dawson
Last modified 2006-10-31 10:14 AM
 

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