Sit back, have a good cup of coffee, and familiarize yourself
a little with what you are trying to accomplish before you keep banging yourself against the (futile) effort of attempting to do what you do not yet fully understand. And, trust me, I say this in the kindest tone of voice possible. Been there, done that. You are, and I say this politely, wasting your time now, and it's time to fall-back and regroup. And please don't feel the slightest-bit awkward, embarrassed, or unique.
Re-read the installation instructions for whatever piece of software you are trying to install. If it's clear-as-mud, why not contact the vendor. You're not the first one, and why lose your own hair over something that others have already given up some many hair-follicles for? Specific
questions, asked here, will also be swiftly answered. (Umm, probably by bald-people.
In most Linux software, unless there is a "package" that you must install, the usual process is the command ./configure
followed by ./make
. The first step constructs a "Makefile," which is the sequence of commands that need to be performed; the second step executes them. After the package has been successfully built, the usual command to install it is ./make install