[CoLoCo] Automatrix

Jim Hutchinson jim at ubuntu-rocks.org
Mon Oct 8 18:07:51 BST 2007

There was an article a while back written by one of the Ubuntu devs
and he basically said that while Automatix was a great effort, the
authors never took the time to work with the Devs to get a stable and
secure program. He basically recommended not using it until such time
as the problems were fixed. I'll try and find the link but not sure
how I found it to begin with (probably a link of planet).

In any case, you don't need it anymore. They keep adding new apps but
I think just about all of them can now be added the "proper" way -
i.e. with synaptic. The only caveat is the "legally ambiguous" libs
which are available from medibuntu.

Not to toot my own horn but I did a little how to on this. There are
also links to the official how to sites.



On 10/8/07, Kevin Fries <kfries at cctus.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 10:25 -0600, David L. Willson wrote:
> > Feisty made it obsolete, or maybe Edgy did.  Anyway, getting most DVDs
> > to play is a one-liner or maybe a two liner.  It's truly amazing how
> > many articles ~don't~ give these two lines, and instead recommend adding
> > repos, which takes much longer.
> >
> > sudo apt-get install libdvdread3 libxine1-ffmpeg w32codecs
> > sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/examples/install-css.sh
> You still need Automatics or medibuntu to install Acrobat Reader because
> Evince just sucks!
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