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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.

cfitsio
Summary : CFITSIO is a library of C and FORTRAN subroutines for reading and writing data files in FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) data format
Added for the astonomy community. This is not installed by default.

dropit
Summary : removes directories entries from a PATH shell variable
Added for those script writters who need a easy, consistant way to edit the PATH variable. This is not installed by default.

FUSE
Summary : With FUSE it is possible to implement a fully functional filesystem in a userspace program. fuse modules fuse-smb and fuse-sshfs are included as well.
fuse-smb: you can seamlessly browse your network neighbourhood as if it were on your own filesystem. Only when you're accessing a share is a connection made to the remote computer. This also allows users to mount smb shares using kerberos.
fuse-sshfs: A FUSE-filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. On the client side mounting the filesystem is as easy as logging into the server with ssh.
This is not installed by default.

graphviz
Summary : A collection of tools and tcl packages for the manipulation and layout of graphs (as in nodes and edges, not as in barcharts).
Added for the various scientists who use this. This is not installed by default.

gv
Summary : A X front-end for the Ghostscript PostScript(TM) interpreter.
Added because it's a nice way to look at postscript documents. This is not installed by default.

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. This is not installed by default.

iwp2100 & ipw2200 firmware
Summary : Firmware for the Intel´┐Ż PRO/Wireless 2100 and 2200 Driver.
Added because we have the network drivers, but not the firmware that went with them. These are installed by default.

ipw3945
Summary : ipw3945 firmware, kernel module, and deamon needed to make the Intel ipw3945 wireless work.
This was added because many new laptops have this wireless chipset. This is not installed by default.

jdk
Summary : This packages is the java sdk from sun.
Added because many developers and users wanted it. Installed by default when the graphical internet is selected.

madwifi
Summary : madfifi is the Multiband Atheros Driver for WiFi, a linux device driver for 802.11a/b/g universal NIC cards - either Cardbus, PCI or MiniPCI - that use Atheros chipsets (ar5210, ar5211, ar5212).
Currently this is for i386 only.
This was added because many wireless cards use this chipset. This is not installed by default.

Multimedia
gstreamer-plugins-extras
k3b-extras
lame
libmad
libid3tag
taglib


Summary : Expanded multimedia support
Added for those users who want mp3 support. These are not installed by default.

ndiswrapper

Summary : a loadable kernel module that "wraps around" NDIS (Windows network driver API) drivers. This does not work for all drivers, it also does not contain any Windows network drivers.
Added for those users who need to use it. This is not installed by default.

nedit
Summary : NEdit is a GUI text editor for the X Window System and Motif.
This was added because one of the main developers can't work without nedit. This is installed by default if Editors is selected.

openafs
Summary : OpenAFS distributed filesystem
Added because many educational and research centers around the world use AFS as some type of central file system. This is not installed by default.

perl modules
perl-MailTools
perl-Parse-RecDescent
perl-SQL-Statement
perl-TermReadKey
perl-Text-CSV_XS
perl-Text-Template
perl-TimeDate
perl-Tk
Summary : System-level performance monitoring and performance management.
Added because they are very useful. These are not installed by default.

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. This is not installed by default.

R
Summary : R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment. There are some important differences, but much code written for S runs unaltered under R.
Added for the scientific community. This is not installed by default.

r1000

Summary : Linux device driver released for RealTek Ethernet controllers RTL8169S/SB/SC, RTL8168B, and RTL8101E
Added for those users who need to use it. This is not installed by default.

Yumex
yumex

Summary : Graphical Front End to Yum.
Added for those users who prefer yumex over the default pirut. This is not installed by default.

Yum Utils and plugins
yum-utils
yum-allowdowngrade
yum-changelog
yum-downloadonly
yum-fastestmirror
yum-fedorakmod
yum-metadata-parser
yum-priorities
yum-protectbase
yum-skip-broken
yum-tsflags
yum-updateonboot
yum-versionlock

Summary : Plugin's and Utilities to expand yum
Added for those users who want to use it. The one plugin, kernel-module, is built into the S.L. version of yum. These are not installed by default.

Created by dawson
Last modified 2007-05-04 09:05 AM
 

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