Automatix2 was a graphical interface (written in python and BASH) for automating the installation for some of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems. Automatix currently supports Ubuntu and Mepis.
Warnings and Security Issues
- Package fails to conform to Debian or Ubuntu policy.
- Has been reported to cause problems with upgrading to newer versions of Ubuntu (ie. Dapper to Edgy).
- Does not warn you before overwriting files.
- May save files with incorrect permissions.
- May allow users to interfere with other users files.
- Installs truecrypt suid root (security issue).
- Deletes lines from fstab replacing them with device nodes rather than UUIDs.
Follow the installation instructions on the Automatix web site.
After a successful Installation, Automatix can be found in Applications -> System Tools on Ubuntu and Main Menu -> System in Kubuntu/Xubuntu. Launch Automatix2, select the application(s) you want to install and click the Start button.
For all Automatix2 related support, please use the Automatix Forums
List of Applications
Here is a small excerpt of the list with popular choices for Ubuntu. For a complete list, please refer to the maintainer's web site.
- Multimedia Codecs
- Support for 7zip, ACE and RAR archives
- Google Earth
- Google's Photo Management Software
- MPlayer and mplayerplug for Firefox
- Microsoft True Type Fonts
- streamRipper and streamTuner
- NVIDIA Binary Drivers cards (Detects Nvidia cards and installs drivers)
- VMware Player
Manual Install of Applications
To manually install the applications provided by Automatix2, please refer the links in the [[UbuntuHelp:[list|List of Applications]]] section above.
- Official web site - 
- A critical analysis of Automatix - Matthew Garrett's Initial Conclusions on Automatix dated August 04, 2007