[SATLUG] Automatix use with Ubuntu

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Thu Jan 3 00:49:53 CST 2008

I have used both for a while now with no problem.  Synaptic is great if
you know what your looking for.  Automatix is helpful if you don't. 

Ernest De Leon wrote:
> 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
> wrong.
> Ernest
> 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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