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Old 12-02-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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Installing Enlightenment (E17) onto Lenny


Hello, I've just recently starting using Debian (I'd previously been using Fedora), and I'd like to install Enlightenment. I've seen several guides for this, but all the ones I've tried so far either seem outdated or won't work.

So I wanted to know if anyone could explain to me how to install E17. The closest I've gotten is with the Easy_17 shell script, but I could find the libxml-2.0 package which was a dependency.

If it helps, I'm using an EeePC 900HD netbook with kernel version 2.6.30.

If any more specific info is needed, I'll reply quickly

Thanks

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Old 12-02-2009, 11:55 PM   #2
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I used to use that script. Worked fine for me. The package you are probably looking for is libxml2-dev

There are various deb packages floating around but their quality, dependencies and age may not match your or your systems requirements. Others may comment on specific packages: I've not used them.

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Old 12-03-2009, 12:39 AM   #3
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check my signature.
a bit more of info about installing it from the enlightenment-repo is to be found here:
http://sidux.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-...ghtenment.html
should be a no-brainer.

The install from OzOs is an installation from source. The last times i did it it worked like a charme.
The advantage is: you may backup your existing and running e17, upgrade the version to the newest, if it is screwed you may recover from the backup.
If you got questions about the Ozos-way ask at their forum (as i cant help you with that...)
Its an modified easy_e17.sh

There is also the alpha-gemini-repo:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=38422
but i think with the enlightenment-repo is obsolete.

good luck and "ride the lightening"

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Old 12-03-2009, 05:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

You're right, libxml2-dev was the package I was looking for, now my only problem with easy_e17 is that it stops running when it starts installing the packages for 'entrance'. I can't think of a reason why it would stop, though

If I can't get this script to work, I'll try the other one that was suggested by j1alu
 
Old 12-03-2009, 05:29 PM   #5
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You're right, libxml2-dev was the package I was looking for, now my only problem with easy_e17 is that it stops running when it starts installing the packages for 'entrance'. I can't think of a reason why it would stop, though
Entrance never worked when I was using E17.
I always just disabled it:
Code:
easy_e17.sh --skip=entrance,entrance_edit_gui
In case you didn't know entrance is the display manger (ie login screen), so you can just continue to use gdm,xdm,slim or what ever you are currently using. E17 itself will be no different without entrance.

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Old 12-03-2009, 07:06 PM   #6
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i prefer the repo version. i can`t see a difference in bleeding-edge, and it installs in less than five minutes.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 09:01 PM   #7
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i prefer the repo version. i can`t see a difference in bleeding-edge, and it installs in less than five minutes.
Just noticed your signature. When did such a huge array of enlightenment Debian packages first appear on enlightenment.org? Seems things are coming along nicely. Very cool.

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Old 12-03-2009, 09:50 PM   #8
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Well, thanks to both of you I've successfully compiled it. But one more thing (sorry): How do I log into an Enlightenment session? It gave me some instructions at the end of the script, but it didn't make much sense.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 10:31 PM   #9
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How do I log into an Enlightenment session? It gave me some instructions at the end of the script, but it didn't make much sense.
There are a couple of ways. You can copy the enlightenment.desktop file to /usr/share/xsessions/ and select it from the sessions menu in your display manager (eg gdm). Or you can edit (or create) ~/.xsession to look like
Code:
exec enlightenment_start
Using this second option you would choose "xsession" (or similar) from the sessions menu of your display manager.

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Old 12-03-2009, 11:15 PM   #10
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Thank you very much, I now have Enlightenment up and running, and it is GREAT

This thread is done, now, I suppose
 
Old 12-04-2009, 12:12 AM   #11
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Thank you very much, I now have Enlightenment up and running, and it is GREAT
Excellent.

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This thread is done, now, I suppose
Ok, can you please mark it as [SOLVED] by editing the subject?

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