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New I read somewhere that automatix is bad...
...as is easy-ubuntu (which does a similar thing).

I can't remember why, though. I'd not rush off and install it until I'd researched the downsides.


Hmm. The Automatix people feel the need to point out that Automatix is perfectly safe. This leads me to believe that it isn't. Why bring it up if it's safe?

OK, some negative stuff about Automatix, on the basis that forewarned is forearmed:

[link|http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/03/12/209257|It's not fire-and-forget]
[link|http://www.getautomatix.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=545|Problems with Adept and Automatix]
[link|http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1949852|Flash failing to install.] I've been here. It's a bug in the preinst script, and you need ruby-fu to fix it.

[link|http://www.no2id.net/|Don't Let The Terrorists Win]
[link|http://www.kuro5hin.org|There is no K5 Cabal]
Use P2P for legitimate purposes!
[link|http://kevan.org/brain.cgi?pwhysall|A better terminal emulator]
New Because once-upon-a-time it wasn't...
Haven't had problems w/Automatix - but I had no problems w/EasyUbuntu, either. I think Automatix might install more schtuff, tho.

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As hopeless as it seems in the middle,
Or as finished as it seems in the end.
     Edgy point and drool video install? - (crazy) - (11)
         Visit the NY Times. - (Another Scott) - (2)
             Ok, I got that - (crazy) - (1)
                 See UbuntuGuide for how to get Flash 9 - (Another Scott)
         apt-get install automatix - (drewk) - (7)
             Re: apt-get install automatix - (crazy) - (6)
                 Here ya go. - (Another Scott) - (5)
                     Huh, forgot it wasn't just an install - (drewk) - (4)
                         Adept == Synaptic -NT - (pwhysall) - (3)
                             Then automatix is better for getting codecs -NT - (drewk) - (2)
                                 I read somewhere that automatix is bad... - (pwhysall) - (1)
                                     Because once-upon-a-time it wasn't... - (imric)

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