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9 Install Further Packages With Automatix

Now start Automatix. It comes up with a warning that you must not install the package AUD-DVD if you are from the USA because it is illegal there (so if you are from the USA, don't install that package).

After accepting the warning, Automatix starts:

and adds some repositories to /etc/apt/sources.list:

In the left window you see all available package groups (File Sharing, Internet, etc.), and in the right window there are all packages that belong to the package group and that can be installed by Automatix. Select the following packages for installation:

  • AUD-DVD Codecs (remember the warning from above)
  • DVD Ripper
  • Flash Player
  • Google Earth
  • Google Picasa
  • Multimedia Codecs
  • Skype

Also select the following packages (even though we have installed them before - Automatix might provide newer versions for some of them or install some additional, useful packages:

  • Acrobat Reader
  • aMule
  • Azureus
  • Bluefish
  • Extra Fonts
  • Gaim 2.0 beta3 and extras
  • gFTP
  • GnomeBaker
  • GnuCash
  • Media Players
  • MPlayer and FF Plugin
  • Nvu
  • Opera
  • RealPlayer10
  • Scribus
  • Thunderbird
  • XChat

After you've made your selection, click on Start. The package installation begins, and it can take some time.

Google Earth will ask you to accept its license, so click on I Agree:

Google Earth's default settings are ok, so click on Begin Install:

After the Google Earth installation, you can either select to start it immediately or to quit. I select Quit here (although it doesn't matter what you select):

The other selected applications are installed as well:

sun-java6-bin will be installed as a dependency of Azureus; sun-java5-bin will be removed:

After the installation of all selected packages, we can leave Automatix by clicking on the cross in the upper right corner of the Automatix window. A new window pops up where we select Yes:

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