[SATLUG] Automatix use with Ubuntu

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 00:33:32 CST 2008

I would recommend sticking with synaptic.  It is a plenty powerful and
stable package manager.  Let's put it this way, with synaptic, you can't go


On Jan 2, 2008 10:29 PM, herb cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:

> Does anyone use this. The FAQ has this where my concern lies.
>      Does Automatix2 break Ubuntu upgrades?
>    * The chances of Automatix being behind the breaking of a Ubuntu
>      upgrade is as high as the packages which Ubuntu releases for that
>      release and the subsequent one. Most of what Automatix installs
>      comes directly from the Ubuntu repositories and is installed using
>      apt-get (just like in synaptic and Add/Remove). It is more likely
>      that an upgrade problem lies upstream in the Ubuntu repositories.
>      In fact Ubuntu has been notorious for breaking xserver packages
>      several times on stable releases in the past. They have also been
>      extremely notorious for passing on the blame to Automatix for
>      their own failings (which they still haven't stopped doing). It is
>      unfortunate that many people actually believe in this FUD and help
>      spread it even further rather than trying to investigate the real
>      cause of a breakage."
> It leaves me sceptically concerned but looks nice. I would appreciate
> some comments from users. I like the way Ubuntu offers updating control
> with Synaptic so I do not want to damage or even hamper that feature.
> Since April I have only had one package break with an update and it was
> one I was not using so removing it cured the hangup.
> Thanks herb
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