- 1 About the software we use
- 2 Preparing your computer
- 3 Installing our base software and (optionally) verify and install our material
- 4 Notes on the software
- 5 Install an updated list of all softwares used
- 6 Install software specific to the course material you're using
- 7 Prepared VirtualBox image
About the software we use
Preparing your computer
GNU/Linux (Debian, Fedora, RedHat, Ubuntu)
Make sure your distribution is upgraded properly.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Fedora (and most likely RedHat)
sudo dnf update
Make sure you have updated your MacOS to the latest version.
Make sure you have updated your Windows to the latest version.
Installing our base software and (optionally) verify and install our material
You can download needed software and get all our material using a script. You can use this script in two ways.
Download script and execute
- Start up a terminal (i.e. launch cygwin).
- Download our boot strap script jd-bootstrap.sh:
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/progund/utils/master/bin/jd-bootstrap.sh -o jd-bootstrap.sh
- make the script executable
chmod a+x jd-bootstrap.sh
- and execute it (with verification - recommended)
- to skip verification, simply enter
Note: if you want to download all our source code from our books and set up your user environment you need to pass the option
--full when executing the script:
Execute from web
Type the following in a terminal:
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/progund/utils/master/bin/jd-bootstrap.sh | bash
Notes on the software
If the installation with the script above for some reason fails, remove the file apt-cyg (by typing
rm /usr/local/bin/apt-cyg), make sure you have installed the additional cygwin packages (see above) and try again.
Install an updated list of all softwares used
Sometimes we add software packages to the list of programs to be installed. It is easy for you to get these packages as well. Just execute the following command (same as for installing for the first time):
$ curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/progund/utils/master/bin/jd-bootstrap.sh -o jd-bootstrap.sh
Note: this is the same command as when installing the packages in the first place.
Install software specific to the course material you're using
Our course material may have additional software that you need to install. Follow the instructions in thse books.
Prepared VirtualBox image
We have prepared a VirtualBox image with all our software and educational material pre-installed. You can download it here soon.