Sunday, November 05, 2006

Automatix: Automated Post-Installation Setup for Ubuntu

Automatix is a python script that automates some post-installation setup of Ubuntu. From the website, Automatix is a graphical interface for automating the installation of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based linux operating systems. This includes multimedia codecs, multimedia players, browser plugins, etc. The Automatix website includes a page delineating all the software installed by this script.

Add the Automatix repository to /etc/apt/sources.list.
## Automatix Repository
deb edgy main
Download and import the gpg key.
gpg --import key.gpg.asc
gpg --export --armor 521A9C7C | sudo apt-key add -
Install Automatix.
apt-get update
apt-get install automatix2
Run Automatix and select what you want to install. I selected just about everything (no wine).