[SATLUG] Automatix use with Ubuntu
hc at lookcee.com
Thu Jan 3 00:29:39 CST 2008
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.
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