I am currently running Mandrake 10.1 Community and have spent only several hours learning my way around it. Have spent hours on forums as well trying to learn how to install programs and such.
One of the things that is supposed to make my life easier is Software Manager, which, as far as i can tell, I can use to install the uncompressed tar.gz i downloaded (like the firefox browser installer for example).
My question is, where should i uncompress such programs so that they can be selectable in Software Manager? There is a very long list that appears there but I cannot make it navigate to the folder where I uncompressed the firefox installer.
What I have done instead is uncompress the firefox into a folder under my home (as root) and then used Menu under Configure System to create a shortcut to it under web browsers. That works, but I suppose there's a more logical (and correct!) way to do things.
Hope someone can show me the way.