Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What accounts can install and run the Extreme software on Unix systems?
A1: To install and run the software, you need to have root privileges, so that
you can access the SCSI subsystem.
Q2: What environment does the Extreme software run in?
A2: The Extreme tools are designed to use the Motif widget libraries. Modern
linux installs generally include the Motif libraries as an optional install
option which can be added through a package manager. If you don't have Motif,
it can now be downloaded and compiled free of charge from
http://www.opengroup.org or in packaged versions from
http://www.motifzone.net/download/dldform.php Any window manager should
be acceptable, but twm's requirement that the user place new windows by hand
will quickly get annoying to you. There have been some reports that older
versions of Gnome have some compatibility issues with Motif.
Q3: What version of the OS does the software work in?
A3: Each platform is compiled and tested under a given OS revision. We can
only guarantee that it works under that configuration, but later versions of
the OS should work also. If not, it's a compatibility issue on the part of
the OS. We may be able to recompile in some instances.
Linux (x86) kernel 2.4.1+ (redhat 7.2)
Q4: How do I install the software?
A4: If installing from the CD, simply run the setup.xlnx executible in the
root directory of the CD or wherever it was downloaded off of the web.
Assuming that you have gateways and DNS access set up properly on the system
the program will give you the option of checking the web for newer versions.
Simply select the software which you have purchased or would like to try
(XDEVxlnx is recommended for the trial since it includes the bulk of our
offerings) and it will either download from the web or install the software
which you've selected.
If you do not have a "direct connection" to the internet, and must connect
via an HTTP proxy, then hit the Settings button and type in the server name
or address of the proxy.
Other options in the Settings page include the ability to download the
update files without installing them. This will allow you to download the
software on one system and move the software to another system that does not
have web access to do the install. Copy the files from the temp directory
(/tmp/EPS/*) onto a CD, jump drive, multiple floppies, or other media
transport and then run setup again once installed on the other system. In
the case of floppies, you'll need to copy all of the files to destination's
hard drive before running.
Q5: How does the licensing work?
A5: Trials are software licensed. To set this up, cd into the install
directory and run ./.setup_license, then call EPS at (508) 278-3600 x1 to
get a trial license code. Afterwards, run ./.generate_key.
Purchased software requests licenses via the network from License Server
which runs on Windows and uses a USB or parrallel port dongle to store
licensing information. To configure this, modify the ./config/common.ini
file and change the LicenseServer field to the appropriate IP address or
hostname. When a program is started up, it reserves an appropriate license,
and when it shuts down it releases that license again for use by other