The primary source of software installed on GSI IT's Linux computers are Debian packages
For other software or additional versions we utilize CVMFS
Debian offers a wide variety of software packages (over 50000 according to https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=debian
Obviously the Linux group cannot support all combinations of those packages, therefore we had to choose some standards:
The software installation lists are split in 3 categories:
- Minimal core software installed on all Linux farm nodes
- Development related software (libraries and headers, compilers, interpreters etc.).
- Desktop related software (office and productivity, IDEs, etc.)