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I've been reading up on Automatix at Ubuntu forums. It sounds like the cats meow and as important as the Second Coming, I'm sure. But is it as good as ...
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    about automatix


    I've been reading up on Automatix at Ubuntu forums. It sounds like the cats meow and as important as the Second Coming, I'm sure. But is it as good as everyone says it is? I see there are issues with Synaptic and I need to know if I'm forever screwed if I use Automatix. Any comments?

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    This might help you make up your mind :
    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=200886
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    I use it and find it very good. To be honest it for the most part is a beginners tool, if you had added the correct repositories you could do the same in Synaptic. It is however very uselful. I believe it writes its owen sources.list over your own. This wasn't an issue for me as I had a default one but you may want to back yours up first. It certainly is a nice way to get the essentials in.

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    Thanks all

    I'll check it out further. I have a few multiverse/universe repositories in my sources, so I may have to clean that up.
    Thank you for being helpful people.

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    That didn't take long

    Well I'll be. It installed as slick as a beavers rug. No problem with code. We'll see what happens when I run Automatix. It was easy to find as well. I did a search in Google 'automatix' and the first link was Ubuntu forums.

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    Have a problem

    After Automatix did it's thing, I notice I can't uninstall anything that was installed. I want to get rid of bittornado and azureus but Automatix, Add/Remove and Synaptic says it's not installed, and therefore won't uninstall them.
    Can I do that from the command prompt?

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    Probably
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge azureus
    (and the same for bittornado) would do the trick.
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    sounds good

    Ok, I'll try that. Good to know these things. Thanks for the help.

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    still noone tells me what i can use besides archive manager it wont recognize my limewire download at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonium
    still noone tells me what i can use besides archive manager it wont recognize my limewire download at all
    You can install "limewire" pretty easily on a Ubuntu system.

    First download the Linux (RPM) package from limewire official site.

    Then install the required Ubuntu packages :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install fakeroot alien
    Convert the downloaded package into a Ubuntu package :
    Code:
    fakeroot alien -d LimeWireLinux.rpm
    Install the resulting Ubuntu package :
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i limewire-pro_4.10.0-1_i386.deb
    Of course, make sure you installed Java first.

    If you want to make it easier on yourself, you can use Frostwire instead of Limewire. There is an Ubuntu package on their site :
    http://www.frostwire.com/
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