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mikeh2 10-29-2005 10:24 AM

e16 and e17?
 
I have a few questions about e16 and e17. But first, a little background. I am running fc4 and wanted to use enlightenment. So, I downloaded the e16 rpm and got several dependency errors. I'm pretty new at this. I spent a few hours downloading libraries only to find further dependency problems, compiling libraries and running into compile errors, etc. I was about to give up when I found a forum post indicating that a simple "yum install enlightenment" might do the trick. I tried it, and it worked. But it installed e17, which is rather limited and is under heavy development. I really wanted e16.

Thinking that yum probably resolved any dependency errors, I then tried to install the e16 rpm and got a message that a newer version of enlightenment--e17--is already installed.

So my questions: First, is it possible to run e16 and e17 together? Second, if I cannot run them together, how difficult would it be to uninstall e17 and add e16? Should I assume that the dependency errors yum resolved would allow me to install e16 now if I just uninstall e17 first? Or, even if I uninstall e17, will I still face a dependency nightmare with e16? Is there an easier way to go about doing this?

Komakino 10-29-2005 10:57 AM

The short answer is: compile them from source, then you can use the -prefix option of ./configure or ./autogen.sh to put the whole of either of them wherever you like. I have the whole of e17 compiled from cvs in /opt/e so I can just remove the whole /opt/e folder to rid myself of enlightenment.

GT_Onizuka 10-30-2005 01:08 PM

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Originally posted by Komakino
The short answer is: compile them from source, then you can use the -prefix option of ./configure or ./autogen.sh to put the whole of either of them wherever you like. I have the whole of e17 compiled from cvs in /opt/e so I can just remove the whole /opt/e folder to rid myself of enlightenment.
Ah, that's a great idea! I can always learn something from the boards!

You should be able to run them side-by-side (my Debian box is doing it right now actually :P), however, they depend on very different libraries, so just because e17 works, doesn't necessarily mean e16 will. As the previous poster recommended, I'd say give a source install a try. As you said, you're kinda new to this, and this will be a great learning experience.

gl

doralsoral 10-30-2005 04:46 PM

just do yum remove enlightenment and then install the e16 rpm


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