You can obtain the IndiX system from NCST, Mumbai site http://rohini.ncst.ernet.in/indix/. The system is available in its source as well as binary form. This HOWTO covers the installation of the IndiX system using the binary files avaiable for download. At a later stage, I plan to cover the source installation of IndiX on your box, too. You need to download the following files in order to install IndiX sucessfully onto your machine:
NCST has written Simpm ( Simple Package Manager ) that takes care of the entire installation process on your system. Simpm carries out the following steps for a binary distribution of the IndiX system:
simpm with no arguments/parameters will display its usage.
# simpm -i package.tgz [-d savdir/]
# simpm -u package.tgz [-d savdir/]
To install the IndiX system, all you have to do is (pray and do your favourite tribal dance) type in the following commands:
# simpm -i /path/to/gtk.tar.gz # simpm -i /path/to/indix.tar.gz
Congratulations, o' most precious one, on having installed IndiX system on your machine. The remainder of this HOWTO will focus on setting up your Linux environment to support Indic fonts and scripts in X.