Originally Posted by mobinskariya
you should untar(extract) it
tar -xvf filename.tar
then you will get a folder.. cd to that folder and then run ./configure
ps: there might be a README file in the extracted folder.. better read the file.. it describes how to install the software.
I fooled with this for a while until I finally broke down for help on a forum as you know. I've had a dual boot computer for about a year and a half. I have XP on it which has it's positives but is not the greatest for learning(not open source),and I had one virus that I believe was caused by a buffer overload.I've been on Mandriva for a week straight now with no browser crashes which is my main problem with XP. Your assistance has gotten me over the hurdle and I appreciate it. I will be posting my next problem shortly.
Thanks Again and Serendipity to all.