I installed Ubuntu 6.10 in a virtual machine to test with Automatix. I used the older Ubuntu version so I could try upgrading and see if Automatix would break it. There were more problems than just with the upgrade.
I install Automatix with the Ubuntu 6.10 DEB package. With Automatix, I installed a few applications. While setting up the new applications Ubuntu froze. After I restarted, Ubuntu refused to boot with file system errors. Rebooting again seemed to fix the problem.
Running apt-get update told me that dpkg had been interrupted and that I needed to run “dpkg –configure -a” to fix the problem, which crashed Nautilus. After rebooting and running the command again it repaired successfully.
Trying to run the update to Ubuntu 7.04 failed with a “Authentication failed” message. I am sure glad I used a VM instead of my own machine! Automatix does not appear to be stable at all.