Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Best Configuration in Debian for Openacs Development

As for specific Debian packages, this isn't OpenACS specific at all, but from when I last installed Debian 3.0, my Linux notes say:

In additon to the defaults, here are some packages you almost certainly want to install with "apt-get install -u":

  • ssh sudo rsync cvs zip unzip emacs21 xemacs21 pinfo mutt tik ntp-simple ntpdate xscreensaver-gnome xpdf-utils xpdf gv gnome-gv
For security reasons, simply uninstall these packages:
  • telnetd ftpd

I personally think it's ridiculous that the default Debian install doesn't include ssh and sudo.