In order to install E17 on Ubuntu you need to have patience and time to spend.
Start downloading easy_e17.sh:
At end of compilation you will think: this is not simple to install, let alone easy E17!
But realize that it can be harder when compiling manually!
Second step install E17 dependence to Ubuntu (tons of this):
sudo apt-get install automake libtool libx11-dev libjpeg-dev gettext libpng12-dev lsb-build-desktop3 libxine-dev cvs libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libdbus-1-dev libpopt-dev g++ libcurl4-gnutls-dev libmpd-dev libglib2.0-dev libxcomposite-dev libxdamage-dev libxkbfile-dev
Then just execute:
I think them just forgot to depend on libbraindamage, but them almost get it (libxdamage). Anyway E17 is of worth to have.
P.S.: exalt and enthrall have dependences no long supported