Ubuntu packages

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Non essential changes (for now)

Installing Matlab

mkdir -p /pkg/matlab
rsync -avPz /afs/nada.kth.se/pkg/matlab/r2007b /pkg/matlab
ln -s /pkg/matlab/r2007b/bin/matlab /usr/local/bin

Then add /usr/local/bin to your local search path. For instance by adding

setenv PATH /usr/local/bin:${PATH}

in your .login file. Is Matlab behaving strangely? It has been suggested to set the following environment variables as well:

setenv AWT_TOOLKIT MToolkit
setenv MATLAB_SHELL /bin/bash

Installing Maple

sudo mkdir -p /pkg/maple
sudo rsync -avPz /afs/nada.kth.se/pkg/maple/9.5 /pkg/maple
sudo ln -fsv /pkg/maple/9.5/bin/* /usr/local/bin

Installing Mathematica

sudo mkdir -p /pkg/mathematica/5.2
sudo rsync -avPz /afs/nada.kth.se/pkg/mathematica/5.2/os/ /pkg/mathematica/5.2/
sudo rm -rf /pkg/mathematica/5.2/bin
sudo ln -s /pkg/mathematica/5.2/Executables/* /usr/local/bin

And as usual you must add /usr/local/bin to your PATH. See the installation instructions for Matlab.

Open SSH

First install the
package. Then get the instructions howto verify the finger print and install the key in
such that
can login from any other Ubuntu machine.

You are not allowed to directly install to /root/.ssh/authorized_keys without first verifying the finger print!

If you fail to do so you might be causing a security breach

The fingerprint and instructions is on a paper in room 4520 to the left of the white-board.

Furthermore, ssh needs to be changed in /etc/pam.d by

cd /etc/pam.d
mv ssh ssh.orig
cp gdm ssh


After the installation, install emacs

apt-get install emacs emacs-goodies-el

emacs-goodies-el contains Matlab support and much more.

Swedish dictionary for ispell

apt-get install aspell-sv

Don't forget to turn on syntax highlighting and parenthesis matching modes!


We want texlive (not the old tetex packages)

apt-get install texlive

Some packages (such as psfig and algorithm) are not in that distribution. To get them install texlive-generic-extra.

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