Installing Tango is quite straight forward but this guide will help you if you have any difficulties. This guide was written for a user of Ubuntu Linux, but the concepts should generally apply to other distributions.
You will need t following packages for a successful installation:
- automake-1.6 (at least, highly recommended you use 1.9)
- XML::Simple Perl Module
- ImageMagick Development Packages
Icon Naming Utilities
First we need to install icon-naming-utils, tools that rename the icon files appropriatly to the desktop environment you use. It should be noted, that every time icon-naming-utils updates, you should rebuild Tango, for consistancy.
So, lets grab icon-naming-utils. When prompted for a password at CVS, just press enter. This will give you an anonymous login.
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/icon-theme login cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvs/icon-theme co icon-naming-utils cd icon-naming-utils
Now, we build icon-naming-utils (in the standard way):
./autogen.sh make sudo make install===Tango=== Now we get the fun part! First, lets grab Tango, you'll probably also want to leave the icon-naming-utils directory. This is the same process as before:
cd .. cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/tango login cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvs/tango co tango-icon-theme cd tango-icon-theme
Now, onto installing Tango. This is generally the same as icon-naming-utils, accept you will want to pay close attention to ./configure flags. So, firstly, we need to view what flags are available:
./autogen.sh ./configure --help
If you use KDE, you will want to have png images generated, but for gnome a standard ./configure should be fine. So, let's get down to the fun stuff!
./configure --prefix /usr make sudo make install
And now, just choose Tango from the theme manager. Enjoy!