Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Tue Mar 28 09:11:16 UTC 2006

Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
>> The average
>> Automatix user however won't see it and doesn't want to. They just
>> complain about Ubuntu being broken after using Automatix.
> It's only fair to ask, now many users have you had in that situation? 
> Can you give more specific examples (no need for names) of people who 
> had problems? What happened? What were the symptoms? How were they fixed?

 From what I've seen in the code of automatix, there are quite a lot of
cornercases, which makes it either break, or are likely to break future
upgrades to Ubuntu 6.06, besides breaching the security mechanism in our
package manager apt.

So I'd expect all systems on which automatix was used to be broken in
some way or the other, but it always depends on how the system is
actually used to show the symptoms. In most use cases (which don't
involve upgrading), the users will probably not notice them and be happy
that he has additional functionality, but will screem and blame ubuntu
developers for a broken update to the next release.


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