installation of 'cmake' software
very new to linux. i'm still trying to figure out how to install a program from a tarball. found a general page on that, but then i got stuck. i'm trying to set up 'cmake' from cmake.org on my machine. i need it to install another tarball. install directions on cmake.org talk about using a ./bootstrap something to install cmake. i untar the file into /usr/local/ like it says, even tried giving it its own folder in my home folder, then try ./bootstrap or ./configure and i get bash: command not found. ok, so am i even remotely close to figuring out the basics of installing software from tarballs? untar, change dir to new folder, ./configure, make, make install. i tried searching for similar threads, but every time i do, my entire firefox web browser closes itself, but hey, one problem at a time. thanks for any ideas.