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SonicSteve
September 30th, 2007, 01:56 PM
OK so this may not need a thread but...
The www.getautomatix.com website has been unreachable for at least 12 hours. does anyone know what is happening?
1. can anyone access it?

mysticmatrix
September 30th, 2007, 02:04 PM
Not opening for me atleast. Who wants it anyways?:lolflag:

EDIT: Ok it opened after 3 minutes or so

mybunche
September 30th, 2007, 02:07 PM
Yea, I tried earlier today, first time in a couple of months, no go either.

Sef
September 30th, 2007, 02:11 PM
OK so this may not need a thread but...
The www.getautomatix.com website has been unreachable for at least 12 hours. does anyone know what is happening?
1. can anyone access it?

What do you want to install?

MattBD
September 30th, 2007, 02:13 PM
I'd recommend not using it. It's really worth taking the time to learn how to install the things Automatix offers normally - it's actually not that hard in my opinion. :)

fingerle
September 30th, 2007, 02:39 PM
It's not about being able to install the items using another method, It's about the ease in which Automatix does it for you.

Sure, I could go out and get and install all the various packages myself. Takes longer..

Automatix.. click,click,click, "apply" DONE! LoL

Steveway
September 30th, 2007, 02:47 PM
It's not about being able to install the items using another method, It's about the ease in which Automatix does it for you.

Sure, I could go out and get and install all the various packages myself. Takes longer..

Automatix.. click,click,click, "apply" DONE! LoL

The problem with Automatix is that it tends to break things.
It fscked up my apt-get when I tried it on edgy and later on feisty, too.
You should avoid using it.

MattBD
September 30th, 2007, 02:47 PM
I have used Automatix in the past, and every time I've wound up having problems, getting as bad as leaving my system in an unbootable state. I resolved to learn how to do it myself, and an awful lot of the things are really easy to do - the vast majority can be done just using Apt-Get and I would really recommend that you avoid it if at all possible.
I'll be quite happy to offer what help I can to install an application as I have now installed quite a lot of the ones that are available through Automatix. As a resource, I'd also recommend Ubuntu guide (http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Feisty) which is very good on installing things you'd normally use Automatix to get.

fingerle
September 30th, 2007, 02:56 PM
Hmmm... Strange... To date I've never had any troubles with it.

But then again, I've mostly only used it to load items such as the Audio/Video codecs, the extra fonts. and a couple pieces of software simply cause they are there. (Java, Acrobat reader, etc...)

SonicSteve
September 30th, 2007, 03:01 PM
It's never broken anything on me either, I've read about things like this but so far so good.
To answer questions.
I like to install the sudo nautilus here add on for gnome. I can use the terminal but I work better graphically.
Also it makes updating firefox and thunderbird easier. The rest I can do myself also, things like adobe flash are stupid simple.

*****EDIT****
I do wonder what is happening to the automatix website though. I didn't think it was some strange quirk on my internet connection but now I know for sure.

MattBD
September 30th, 2007, 03:13 PM
I just tried it and I can't get onto it either, so I guess their server is probably down at the moment.

bodhi.zazen
September 30th, 2007, 05:36 PM
@SonicSteve: If you need help with a particular application, start a new thread.

If you need help with automatix, see below:

Automatix is a third party project and, at this time, is not supported on the ubuntu forums. For additional information see the following links :

Technical review of Ax (http://mjg59.livejournal.com/77440.html)

To my knowledge the maintainers of Ax are working to address these issues, but they remain unresolved at this time. You might check the Ax forums for an update. When and if this occurs the situation will be re-evaluated and subject to change.

Official Forums Policy (http://ubuntuforums.org/announcement.php?f=13/)

Supported Installation Alternatives to Automatix (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=519872)

Automatix forums (http://www.getautomatix.com/forum/index.php?act=idx)

If you want to discuss Ax, feel free to post here :

http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=302

aysiu
October 1st, 2007, 04:22 AM
It's not about being able to install the items using another method, It's about the ease in which Automatix does it for you.

Sure, I could go out and get and install all the various packages myself. Takes longer..

Automatix.. click,click,click, "apply" DONE! LoL Funny. I don't use Automatix, and I still somehow manage to "click, click, click, 'apply' DONE!" Are you using Breezy Badger still, by chance?