Install Popular Applications in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Using Automatix2

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Automatix is a graphical interface for automating the installation of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems.

Install Automatix2 in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Open terminal from Applications—>Accessories—>Terminal From terminal do the following enter each line and press enter

echo “deb feisty main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list


gpg --import automatix2.key

gpg --export --armor E23C5FC3 | sudo apt-key add -

Now you need to update your source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install Automatix2 Using the following command

sudo apt-get install automatix2

This will complete the installation and now if you want to open the application you need to go to Applications—>System Tools—>Automatix you can see in the following screen

This will prompt for root password and enter your root password and click ok

Multimedia codecs License information just click on yes

Automatix2 is loading

Automatix2 is Updating Source list

Now you should see the following screen this is having different softwares in different categories

“Burning and Ripping” this contains the following applications

Brasero -- CD Burning tool for the GNOME Desktop

GnomeBaker -- The Best GTK2 CD/DVD Burning Software

Ripper and Tuner -- Streamripper and Streamtuner

xDVDshrink -- Linux CounterPart of DVDshrink

“Chat Clients” contains the following applications

AMSN 0.97 -- MSN Client With Webcam Support

Gaim 2.0 Beta3 and extras -- Install Gaim 2.0 Beta3 and extras

Gyachi -- Yahoo Messanger With Voice,Webcam and lots of other features

Skype -- A free Voice over IP Software

XChat -- Install XChat

“Codecs and Plugins” contains the following applications

AUD-DVD Codecs -- NON-FREE Audio and DVD codecs

Flash Player -- Installs the adobe Flash Player Plugin for firefox

Mplayer and FF Plugin -- Mplayer and Firefox 2.0 plugin

Multimedia Codecs -- Commonly needed audio and video codecs

SUN Java 1.6 JRE -- Sun's Version 1.6 JRE and the firefox plugin

Swiftfox Plugins -- Installs commonly used Swiftfox Plugins,MS Fonts

“Commercial Software” contains the following applications

Crossover Office Professional 6.0-1 -- Install and Run Windows applications like MS Office and Adobe Photoshop on Ubuntu

Crossover Office Standard 6.0-1 -- Install and Run Windows applications like MS Office and Adobe Photoshop on Ubuntu

“Drivers” contains the following applications

Lightscribe for Linux -- LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux

NDISWrapper -- A driver wrapper that allows you to use windows drivers for network cards

Nvidia Driver -- Installs nVidia drivers on select nVidia cards

“Email Clients” contains the following applications

Checkgmail -- Gmail checker which sits in your system tray

Thunderbird 1.5 -- Installs Thunderbird 1.5

“Eyecandy” contains the following applications

Gdesklets -- Installs Gdesklets

“File Sharing” contains the following applications

Azures -- Installs Azureus bittorrent client

Bittornado -- A GTK Bittorent Client for GNOME

DCPP -- Linux DC++ client

Frostwire -- Install Frostwire P2P client

aMule -- Latest version of a P2P file sharing client

“Media Players and Editors” contains the following applications

Audacity -- A Versatile audio editor

Avidemux -- Video Editing Tool

Beep Media Player -- A classic winamp style audio player

DVD Ripper -- Installs a GTK based DVD ripper

Easytag -- A Versatile mp3 tag editor

Exaile -- Amarok like music manager for Gnome

Kino -- A Versatile Video editor

Listen Media Manager -- Latest Version of a new media manager and player for GNOME

RealPlayer -- Installs RealPlayer

Songbird -- Music Manager

Totem Xine -- A media player

VLC Media Player -- Another Versatile media player

iLinux -- iLife Alternative and Ipod programs and libraries

“Miscellaneous” contains the following applications

Automatix read/write NTFS and FAT32 Mounter -- Automatically mounts all local FAT32 and NTFS Partitions and makes them writable

Ctrl-Alt-Del -- This Configures Ctrl-Alt-Del to Open Gnome System Monitor

Debian Menu -- Shows all installed applications on your system

Extra Fonts -- Additional fonts and msttcorefonts

Nautilus Scripts -- Open Nautilus, and any file with gedit with a right click, as root (GNOME ONLY)

Slab -- Installs Novell’s “Slab” menu used in SLED 10

“Office” contains the following applications

Acrobat Reader -- Adobe Acrobat Reader and plugin for Firefox 2.0

GnuCash -- Money management software for GNOME

Google Earth -- Satellite Earth imagery application from Google

Google Picasa -- Photo editing application from Google

OpenOffice Clipart -- clipart in OpenOffice

“Programming Tools” contains the following applications

Anjuta -- C/C++ Development enviroment

Bluefish -- HTML Editor

Gambas -- Gambas is a free development environment based on Basic interpreter like Visual Basic

Monodevelop -- C#/Boo/Java/Nemerle/lLasm Development enviroment

Screem -- Gnome website development environment

Scribus -- Desktop publishing software

Stanis Python Editor -- A powerful python IDE

“Utilities” contains the following applications

Archiving Tools -- Additional archiving tools (rar, unrar, ace, and 7zip)

Backup and Restore -- A graphical backup and restore solution for Ubuntu (GNOME)

Beagle -- A Mono-based desktop search program

Boot-up Manager -- Easy configuration of startup and shutdown scripts and services

GFTP -- FTP client for GNOME with ssh capability

Glipper -- Clipboard Manager for Gnome

Gnome Security Suite -- ClamAV Antivirus and Firestarter Firewall

GnomePPP -- Graphical dialup connection tool

Liferea -- A RSS reader for GNOME

Network Manager -- A Program and menu applet that allows you to easily change networks

“Virtualization” contains the following applications

VMware Player -- Runs virtual operating systems

VirtualBox -- Runs virtual operating systems

Wine -- Installs wine

“Web Browsers” contains the following applications

Opera Browser -- Installs Opera Web Browser

Swiftfox Browser -- Installs Swiftfox browser for your specific CPU


Now we will see one example how to install Opera web browser using automatix first you need to check the tick box option available next to opera browser application

Now if you want to start installation you need to click on start button available at the top panel

Opera Web Browser installation in progress

Uninstall applications Using Automatix

If you want to uninstall any application which you installed using automatix you need to click on uninstall tab select the application you want to uninstall and click on start button on top

Automatix2 is having new feature when you can check your automatix activitylog, changelog, Errors and Information and Source list

Sample Activitylog Report

Sample Changelog Report

Automatix2 Version details

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35 Responses

  1. admin says:

    try to run the following command and try

    sudo apt-get -f install

  2. Lean says:

    I still get the same error…

  3. admin says:

    could you please check /etc/apt/sources.list file you have correct line of automatix and which version of ubuntu version you are using
    feisty or edgy

  4. P.Umzile says:

    Cant you install this offline… some of us dont have internet connection at home… but i have acces to a connected pc

  5. lakser says:

    i am getting this error message from update manager:

    Could not initialize the package information

    An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

    Please report this bug against the ‘update-manager’ package and include the following error message:

    ‘E:Type ‘“deb’ is not known on line 54 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.’

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