Linux Dev Setup
This document describes how I set up my development/systems engineer-centric environment on a fresh Linux installation. I'll be setting up Python, Go, Vagrant, and Docker, and using Ansible to do the bulk of the work.
Overall, this guide is specific to my preferred setup - Debian Jessie on my 15" MBPr, but it will work for many other setups with minor tweaking, if you know how to use Ansible.
Installing Debian on the Macbook Pro Retina
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At this point, Ansible does the bulk of the work for me, and in the future I may end up ansible-izing a couple of these tasks as well, but I'll write it out to make it a bit easier on anybody who wants to run Debian on a MBPr.
Set up wifi
This seems to be the big sticking point, for some people. Fortunately, not that hard.
Add to sources: # Debian 8 "Jessie" deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms sudo modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac bcma sudo modprobe wl
sudo apt-get python-pip
sudo pip install ansible
sudo apt-get install git
ansible-playbook main.yml -K
I don't like passwordless sudo, so I use the -K flag, which prompts for sudo password.
Install this: https://github.com/dgraziotin/mbpfan