Originally posted by rnice
If you download the source, you can just do
./tar -zxvf *.tar.gz will decompress the files
./configure --help (to see what options you can do)
./configure (sets up the configuration)
./make (builds the source)
./make install (installs the program)
Your instructions are going to give "command not found" errors for the first, fourth and fifth lines...only configure starts with ./ because it's a script in the current directory. Tar and Make are both programs in the path...putting a ./ first will make bash only look in the current directory where it won't find them and will return command not found.