How to treat *.tar.gz files
I am sure that the answer to my question must be buried somewhere in man or info pages or online, disguised in telegraphic sentence fragments, but I have not been able to find it in a half-day search.
I want to install (in SUSE 9.3) certain applications that are available only as sources archived in tar.gz or tgz files. After I extract from the archive ... then what? How must I compile and install the apps? Their home pages give no clue.