So all you have to do is to run the following script: (You can save this commands to "install_emc.sh" and then run "sh install_emc.sh".)I'm pleased to announce that we've made it easier to try emc2 on Ubuntu
10.04: just download and run a shell script, which will download all the
packages necessary for emc2. This requires a working network
connection, and depending on the speed of your connection will take
several minutes to complete.
Instructions are here:
http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinf ... ckageNotes
What does it do:#!/bin/sh
gksudo -m "Enter your password to install EMC2" true
gpg --keyserver pgpkeys.mit.edu --recv-key 8F374FEF
gpg -a --export 8F374FEF | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'cat > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linuxcnc.list' <<EOF
deb http://www.linuxcnc.org/emc2 lucid base emc2.4
deb-src http://www.linuxcnc.org/emc2 lucid base emc2.4
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -o Apt::Install-Recommends=true install emc2
First it asks for the password. Then add a public key to apt. Then it adds EMC repository to apt sources list. And finally installs it.
After installation finished you'll have to restart your system and chose realtime core to run EMC2.
I've tested it on two computers one desktop and one netbook both of them work fine.