so im a newbie. and there are those .gz.tar files.
i type tar -xvzf blablabla.gz.tar and it get uncompressed
then i go in the directory. often, there are "blabla-installer" files. so i type ./blabla-installer and it installs.
but more often, there are none of them. just a bunch of files.
so i think i have to type ./configure. and that's what i do
a lot of things happen in the console and thats long and i think that since it looks complicated, it must be good.
then i think i have to type something like "make" or "make file" or "make install". but it usually just doesnt work. and then i get depressed.
i can recall that one day, it worked. but i couldnt find the installed file. i was worried.
well anyway, what id like is a complete walkthrough for installing .tar files, whatever they might be.
and just imagine (it wont be hard i guess) that im a mentally retarded 3 years old child and that i am drunk and dyslexic. so then im sure ill understand.