March 13, 2010

installation of e16 1.0.2 new version ' enlightenment '

I want to download the new release version for e16 / Dr17 Enlightenment  Windows X Desktop. I cannot seem to open the .sn version I downloaded, Should I download the RPM or Deb Package and if I use the Terminal Command, what is the install command. The .sn version shows a lot od script, which I am not familar with yet, as I have only been a Linux user for only two weeks....John

DR17 is and has been a work in progress for some time and is still considered...

DR17 is and has been a work in progress for some time and is still considered a beta release. Any attempt to compile it have potential of coming across some discrepancies because it is still being modified, your best bet is to find a the packages in a repo for your distro that others have built by already correcting the errors.

You can find instruction for installing DR17 on ubuntu at http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-install-e17-enlightenment-desktop-in-ubu...

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After running a quick check, Enlightenment didn't seem to appear in either...

After running a quick check, Enlightenment didn't seem to appear in either redhat nor ubuntu repositories. You can install said package using the terminal:

For redhat based distros, download the binary RPR file from enlightenment.org and run:

rpm -Uvh enlightenment.i386.rpm

For Debian based distros, download the .DEB file and run:

dpkg -i enlightenment.i386.deb

These commands must be run as root, and the package name will be different than the examples used above.

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Even before downloading the environement from a web page, I would check the...

Even before downloading the environement from a web page, I would check the package repositories for your distribution, as Enlightenment is probably already in there.

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If you are using Ubuntu or a Debian based distro you would use the .deb...

If you are using Ubuntu or a Debian based distro you would use the .deb package. I would look in your add/remove software app to see if is in the Ubuntu repo already. Fedora, RedHat, Centos and SUSE use the .rpm package format.

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