Feb 172014

So I’ve recently switched from Ubuntu back to Debian, and am using Debian 7 Wheezy for all of my day-to-day Linux business.  I must say I’m quite pleased with the changes, and almost any package I find missing can be built from source in mere minutes.  That said, There’s no Enlightenment repository and no packages available.

With that in mind, I have taken to building a repository for Enlightenment E17, and plan to add future packages as they become available.  Right now, I’m building E17 and the EFL from Testing, as if it were a standard Backport.  You can find my repository configuration and directions below.

Firstly, make sure you include wheezy-backports in your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb https://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main contrib non-free

Once you’ve enabled that, create a new file, /etc/apt/sources.list.d/aarcane.list with the following content:

deb https://repo.aarcane.org/ wheezy-backports e

One final step.  You need to import my gpg package signing key.

wget https://aarcane.org/packages.aarcane.org.gpg -O - | sudo apt-key add -;

And we’re done.

Now you can run the following commands to install e17:

apt-get update;
apt-get install e17;

And you should be up and running with Enlightenment E17.  Of course I do also have sources in my repository if you want to pursue them yourself, or attempt to build from source.  An attempt at documenting the process for building E17 is expected forthwith, but be warned, it’s not a trivial process.

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