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how do you install files that you get in tar.gz files in SuSe? the farthest i have gotten is getting the file untarred, but i have no clue as to how to install the package...something like make install, but where and how, do i type that in??
you would do that at the command line. If you have unzipped the package, go the directory created after unzip and look for README (generally a readme file is included) file for specific installation instructions.