Update: I’ve decided to use Falko’s packages, see my posting here:
If you want to run E17 on Debian you have 4 choices (as of April 2008):
Wait for E17 packages to make it into Debian’s experimental repository:
The Debian E17 team are in the process of loading packages into Debian experimental branch and they should be available in the near (or not so near) future.
Use the AlphafeMini repository for Debian Sid/Unstable, created by Falko Schmidt. See http://xsm.alphagemini.org/E17/repository/ for more details.
Maybe use Elive’s repositories to install E17 as Elive is based on Debian, but this may cause other problems as Elive might be based on a older version of Debian (anyone know?).
Compile your own see http://www1.get-e.org/EFL_User_Guide/English/_pages/2.2.html for more details. But, you will have to uninstall these if you ever want to install a pre-packaged version, plus you’ll have to manually update packages yourself.
Interestingly, Falko Schmidt is also a member of the team working on the E17 packages that are going into experimental, so using Falko’s packages might be the safest and easiest approach to get E17 on Debian. However, when packages are available in experimental (and eventually in Sid), you may need to purge Falko’s packages and install the Debian experimental ones.
I’m going to e-mail Falko to see if he has an opinion on this.
Look for my latest posting on E17 as this information could be out-of-date:
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