Welcome to LQ.
Please use the command 'urpmi' for all package install,
or use the Package Manager.
Finding a program : urpmq <name>
Installing programs, example :
su , password
( May be already installed ? )
'urpmi' will download and install a package build for
Only in very rare ocations, you will benefit from a
tar.gz file, which you will have to build yourself.
Good luck !