Originally Posted by lse123
I already extract a .tar.gz[quanta], what to do now ? DEL it ? I do NOT remember to do anything else , like installed KDE headers, well delete what i extracted ?
When you install something in a pc, the SO copies the files from the program you are installing into the folder you wnat to install. The difference between linux and windows is that on windows, each program has its own folder(By default on c:\program files\whatever). so, lets say you want to install a game, the setup will copy and create some files on the directory. if you wnt to delete a game, just delete its directory.
on linux, each type of file is copied in a diferente dir. so, if you install something, the libraries usually go to /usr/lib, the binaries to /bin, the configuration files to /etc, and so on. here is the problem: if you want to delete a program, you have to keep track of where each file was copied to. this is what the package mannager does.
but if you dont want to use the package mannager, you can download the tar.gz for example. the only diference is that you will have to run the configure script, make and then sudo make install to install the program. if you want to remove, youll have to use sudo make uninstall.
i recommend you to use the apt until you are familiar with linux.
if you didnt do anything with the a.tar.gz file, you can delete it, and find the program you want with apt.