I have never used Automatix and, honestly, I’ve never seen any reason to. I was recently at an install fest and some of the users were asking about it. I didn’t have anything to tell them so I’m putting it out to the rest of you. Is there really any valid reason to use Automatix over the officially supported repositories?
Anything that I’ve read basically outlines that Automatix is unsupported and I don’t think I know anyone that actually uses it. I’ve seen it in action once and the packages I saw listed were the same that the ‘verse already includes.
From what I understand it makes some package installation a little more point and click. Is Synaptic / Adept really that hard? Personally I prefer actually knowing how to use my system.. but that’s just me.