Most Common Packages (v2)

Below is the list of most common packages that are usually required by a Linux/Ubuntu server and is best to install it right away.

Use aptitude command line option

aptitude -y install <package_name>
  • mailutils
  • apache2-utils
  • logtail
  • gcc
  • git
  • make
  • nagios-plugins-extra
  • nagios-snmp-plugins
  • nmap
  • screen (usually already installed)
  • unzip
  • zip
  • traceroute
  • wget (usually already installed)

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