How to install packages downloded from sorceforge in my system?
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If you could post what distribution you are using, it will be helpful.
Distros have different package managers and support different package types. If you are using Debian or its variants you will be able to install packages that are in .deb format. If you have red hat based distros you can install packages in rpm format.
But as you mentioned in subject that you downloaded from sourceforge, there is a good possibility that package is in .tar.gz or .tgz format.
Just download them to a specific location and cd to that location. Use tar command to unzip and untar the package .
You will find configure script in the directory. Run the script. If everything goes fine, run make and sudo make install.
Did you download a Slackware package or is that source code??If its a slack package you install with installpkg command..but the package may have other dependencies that need to be installed to.If its source code..extract and read the install and read me..Typically it's...
But read the readme and install
Just to add..never used Puppy..so i dont know if they have a package manager ..like slack-get..