need help with installing .tar.gz packages that i've downloaded

Steve Searle steve at
Sun May 11 14:57:26 UTC 2008

Around 03:33pm on Sunday, May 11, 2008 (UK time), dannylee scrawled:

> I've downloaded a .tar.gz package from the internet, and before I
> downloaded it it said that i only can open it with the archive
> manager. My problem is; how can i install that package?

tar -xzf somefile.tar.gz

You will then probably have to change int the directory that is created,
and ./configure, make, and (as root) make install.

There should be an INSTALL file in the directory you can read.



A:  Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q:  Why is top-posting a bad thing?

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