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1. Introduction

This is the Tango for Linux and Solaris HOWTO, designed to be a quick reference to the installation and configuration of various versions of Tango on supported UNIX and UNIX-like platforms. This guide is valid for Solaris 2.6 and 7 on the SPARC architecture, and for Red Hat 5.2 and 6, S.U.S.E 6.2+ and Caldera OpenLinux 2.2+, all running on Intel.

1.1 Contributors and Contacts

This HOWTO was created by Shayne Lebrun and is currently maintained by the same. Pervasive Software technical support can be reached at 1-800-287-4383 or

1.2 Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the fine HOWTO HOWTO by Mark F. Komarinski. You should be able to find it at the LDP homepage at

The Tango Documentation Team makes a damn fine set of manuals; don't let your MTCV book out of sight!

1.3 Revision History

This is the first attempt at laying this all down.

1.4 New Versions

The latest version is always available at

1.5 Copyrights and Trademarks

(c) 2000 Shayne Lebrun

This manual may be reproduced in whole or in part, without fee, subject to the following restrictions:

Exceptions to these rules may be granted for academic purposes: Write to the author and ask. These restrictions are here to protect us as authors, not to restrict you as learners and educators.

1.6 Feedback

Suggestions, flames, corrections, requests for a dinner date, etc etc, should be sent to with a subject of 'HOWTO' and they'll be looked at. Remember, it's you who knows what needs to be in that document that currently isn't. And it won't get there if you don't tell me about it.

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