I am having a very hard time installing packages in Linux. I got a simple package of the type tar.gz. The first step went very well, I opened the archive with the tar command. When I went to configure, there were no ReadMe or Install Files in the directory of this package. So I tried the ./configure command. The message said bad command.
The config files in the directory were of a different format such as config.in and config.h.in etc., So I tried also similar related commands such as ./config.in and the same error message bad command was got.
How can I install this package ? It is just a simple program for post it notes. Moreover, I would apprecite links to some good sites that explain how to install packages in general.