This page is Deprecated, but I keep it here for historical reasons.
Non of these ways are really suggested to try, I just thought I would include what I've tryed, and how things went.
Well, since I started this web page, the folk over to OzOs have now managed to offer a LiveCD. I have yet to give it a try, though I'm sure it's a fine offering. Regardless, I have been able to install e17 on etch via their repository. The folk at OzOs do things a wee bit out of the norm. Their OS utilizes the cvs source instead of the standard ubuntu deb's. To wit, one can install the most current version of e17 from source with a simple apt-get install command.
So, here is what I did, starting with a fresh net-install of etch, and added x.org. I then added the following two lines to my sources list;
deb http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os scarecrow main
deb http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os tinwoodman main
did an apt-get update followed by apt-get install e17-svn. Thirty minutes later I had a basic e17 install. The e17-svn deb managed to pull in all the dependencies needed to install e17 on etch and then ran the easy_e17 install script. Before doing the install, do an apt-cach search e17, include the revelent e17 stuff listed along with e17-svn. That should also pull in all the other OzOs Goodness. Mind you, some things might still have to be configured by hand, but not much.
All in all a very nice way to install e17. Good on the folks over to OzOs. Cheers
Again, since I started this web page, things have changed over to gOS. They have released a new beta. The folk there at gOS, use the stock ubuntu deb's to install e17, and include some custom themes. Etch was a no go, unless one wants to do a dist-upgrade to the ubuntu release then run a mix system (not recommended). Ergo, I started with a net-install of Lenny and added x.org. I then added the following two lines to my sources list;
deb http://packages.thinkgos.com/gos/ painful main
deb-src http://packages.thinkgos.com/gos/ painful main
did an apt-get update followed by apt-get install enlightenment. Now since I did not have an X display manager I received a error from dpkg. I choose to add "/etc/gdm/gdm-cdd.conf.dpkg-tmp" by hand and then run dpkg -a --configure which did the trick.
Well, if ya like green and a trimmed down version of e17, then using the gOS repository is a quick install.
Elbuntu seems to be down (as of 13 Feb 08) but before hand I was
able to install e17 utilizing the following added to my source
deb http://packages.elbuntu.org/ubuntu/ gutsy e17
Regrettably, I do not have my notes on that install. If/When Elbuntu comes back on line, I'll update this section. One note of interest, when I did install, elbuntu did include a nice set of additional themes.
Once more, things have change in the ubuntu world and Gebuntu has changed. I have yet to get a copy of Gebuntu, but from what I know 'bout them is that they too use the ubuntu deb's to install e17. When I sort anything out regarding Gebuntu I'll post something.
To any whom happen upon these instructions, be mindful, I've been running e17 since 2005 and the aforementioned instructions are a combination of notes & howtos from various & sundry post's I've made over the years. Ergo, your mileage may vary. I do intent to set 'bout doing some new installs with some more up to date information.