What to do after installing Ubuntu 19.10

This guide serves as a reminder for me when I go to install Ubuntu again. I am not going to show how to install Ubuntu, that is available all over the net. What I will describe is what I did after install to get my workstation back up and running with what I need to do Python development.

For me, a sub-average long-time software developer, Ubuntu is a great operating system. Canonical, the company who releases Ubuntu, does so every six months, in April and October; therefore, version 19.04 was released in April 2019.

My system
Asus x86_64 Grub GNU Debian Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine

Normally I like to install every new Ubuntu release for the following reasons:

  1. I remove all the cruft I have gathered, notice I said “install”, not “upgrade”,

  2. new features available.

Table of Contents


Note: You are going to have to backup your current files to another partition like I did or you could use an external drive or USB stick. I keep my Bash files in a GitHub repo, see Bash below.

The main things I backed up were:

  • ~/bin/
  • ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/User/
  • ~/.ssh/config
  • ~/.gitconfig
  • ~/.hgrc
  • ~/.s3cfg


Here is my list of things I had to do to after the install to get up and running with a fresh Ubuntu.


First update Ubuntu with any recent security fixes

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


$ sudo apt install curl htop vim gnome-tweak-tool

Restore ~/bin/

System Monitor

I love to have system info in the Top Panel so that I can alway have a quick glance at cpu usage and network traffic; but, my beloved indicator-multiload applet no longer works on recent version of Ubuntu.

So now I switched to an extension/applet called [Gnome Shell System Monitor] (https://github.com/paradoxxxzero/gnome-shell-system-monitor-applet):

$ gnome-shell --version
GNOME Shell 3.34.1

$ sudo apt install gir1.2-gtop-2.0 gir1.2-nm-1.0 gir1.2-clutter-1.0
$ sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

Then go to the Extension page and click the “ON” switch


Use dark theme

about:addons -> Themes

Update search engine to Duck Duck Go:

about:preferences#search -> Default Search Engine

Do not warn when closing multiple tabs:


Search: "browser.tabs.warn"

    browser.tabs.warnOnClose `false`
    browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs `false`

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is an excellent editor.


$ sudo snap install sublime-text


Add under help menu.

----- BEGIN LICENSE -----
Steven Almeroth
Single User License
EA7E-... 104B
------ END LICENSE ------

Package Control

You want Package Control from wbond.

Install Package Control

Command Pallate (shft-ctrl-p) -> Install Package Control

Install packages

Restore the following file from your backup and Package Control will automatically install all missing packages:

  • ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/User/Package Control.sublime-settings

          "Package Control",
          "Pretty JSON",
          "Python Pretty Print",
          "Theme - SoDaReloaded",
          "Vue Syntax Highlight"

Then restart SublimeText.

Copy Files

Copy remaining backup files to ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/User/

Do not copy these files:

  • User/Package Control.last-run
  • User/Package Control.merged-ca-bundle
  • User/Package Control.user-ca-bundle

Sublime Merge

I also now use Sublime Merge from the same people.




Install ssh keys



$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "stav@maximillion"
$ eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"
$ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa
$ sudo apt-get install xclip
$ xclip -sel clip < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub




$ cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh stav@cowboy 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys'


$ sudo apt-get install git git-extras gitg meld tree


$ git clone git@github.com:stav/dotbash.git ~/.bash

Install bash_it

$ git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/Bash-it/bash-it.git ~/.bash_it
$ ~/.bash_it/install.sh  # keep existing `.bashrc` and append templates
Install Powerline theme


$ mkdir ~/Public/powerline
$ cd ~/Public/powerline
$ git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/powerline/fonts.git
$ ./fonts/install.sh
$ wget https://github.com/powerline/powerline/raw/develop/font/PowerlineSymbols.otf
$ wget https://github.com/powerline/powerline/raw/develop/font/10-powerline-symbols.conf
$ mv PowerlineSymbols.otf ~/.local/share/fonts/
$ fc-cache -vf ~/.local/share/fonts/
$ mkdir -p ~/.config/fontconfig/conf.d/
$ mv 10-powerline-symbols.conf ~/.config/fontconfig/conf.d/

Close all Terminal instances

Copy files

stav@thelatae:~$ ll .bash_links/
.bash-it.bash -> /home/stav/.bash-it.bash
.bash_projects -> /home/stav/.bash_projects
.bashrc -> /home/stav/.bashrc


It’s good to update this document as I’m installing.

Install Hugo

The default installation did not work:

$ sudo snap install hugo

Running the command got an error:

$ hugo
Building sites ERROR: failed to transform resource:
TOCSS: failed to transform "main_parsed.scss" (text/x-scss):
this feature is not available in your current Hugo version,
see https://goo.gl/YMrWcn

So I installed the [extended version] (https://github.com/gohugoio/hugo/releases).

Clone Repository

$ mkdir -p ~/Work/stav/Hugo
$ git clone git@github.com:stav/steven.michael.git ~/Work/stav/Hugo/steven.michael
$ git submodule update --init --recursive


$ sudo snap install bluemail telegram-desktop


$ sudo apt install build-essential libsqlite3-dev sqlite3 bzip2 libbz2-dev zlib1g-dev libssl-dev openssl libgdbm-dev libgdbm-compat-dev liblzma-dev libreadline-dev libncursesw5-dev libffi-dev uuid-dev
$ sudo apt install python3-pip python3-venv virtualenvwrapper
$ sudo apt install git git-extras meld tree

$ python3
Python 3.7.5 (Nov 20 2019)


$ sudo apt install chromium-browser gimp

# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests
# sudo apt-get install mpv

Previous Installs

I previously installed some other stuff:

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