Perkify - Resources

Written by Rich Morin.

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Precis:  resources for using Vagrant-based Perkify

Perkify is based on a huge amount of existing work, so you could easily spend years reading up on its underpinnings. Fortunately, a few selected resources should be enough to get you started.


Many of the packages included in Perkify have associated books. Indeed, some packages have so many books that selecting one to buy or read can be a challenge. So, in case it helps, I’d suggest that you filter by publisher. Here are some imprints which I’ve generally found to do good work:


Debian Administrator’s Handbook

The “Debian Administrator’s Handbook” is a gold mine (albeit slightly dated) of useful advice and information. Here are some links:

Debian New Maintainers’ Guide

The “Debian New Maintainers’ Guide” contains a great deal of information on creating Debian packages, etc. Here are some links:


There are hundreds of Linux distributions, each with its own “secret sauce”. There are also hundreds of books and web sites on Linux (and its forebear, Unix). Here are a few pointers to information for “newbies”.



Although Vagrant: Up and Running is a bit dated, it’s still a very useful reference. I also recommend skimming some of the online documentation, including:

To be continued…