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Automatix Poses Danger to Ubuntu Installs

Aug 06, 2007, 19:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Garrett)

"Anyway, back to pure Linux stuff. A while ago, the Ubuntu Technical Board were asked to take a look at Automatix. I've finally got around to doing so, and here are my initial conclusions. I'd appreciate any factual corrections, and note that at this point this is my individual opinion rather than any sort of official statement.

"Automatix is a combination system configuration/package installation tool, aimed at making it easy for users to install features like graphics drivers, media codecs and software not distributed as part of the Ubuntu distribution. It is provided as a .deb file containing a python GUI frontend that calls out to a shell backend..."

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