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How would you recommend installing e17 on Ubuntu?

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I'm thinking about installing Enlightenment DR17 on my new Ubuntu Dapper and there seem to be a few options. I can download the packages from here and install manually, add a repository like described here or use some kind of a third party installer.

Which of these options would be less likely to break stuff and be easy to upgrade with new versions. Aside from the seemingly inactive edubuntu project, are there any "official" E17 repositories?

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E17 in Ubuntu...
libervisco wrote:

I'm thinking about installing Enlightenment DR17 on my new Ubuntu Dapper and there seem to be a few options. I can download the packages from here and install manually, add a repository like described here or use some kind of a third party installer.
Which of these options would be less likely to break stuff and be easy to upgrade with new versions. Aside from the seemingly inactive edubuntu project, are there any "official" E17 repositories?

It's called "Ebuntu", not Edubuntu Sticking out tongue

Usually the best way to install such stuff is to use some specialized repo (like the one you mentioned, probably) which just handles E17 - which way you'll get constant updates as far as the repository owner takes care of them.

Another option is to manually keep track of the development, by downloading the latest CVS snapshot, and compiling it and making a DEB package each time (the easy way to do this is to issue checkinstall instead of make install as the last command) - this way you'll keep your system clear and have really up-to-date software.

Don't know anything abouth their custom installer but I usually stay away from such things, since they mess up with your system configuration a lot (the installer is probably very general to handle different distros). You would have to check if it installs everything to /opt or tries to put the libraries and stuff everyther in your system. If the latter is true, I would stay away from it.

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