Installing tar files For Dummies
Now we will learn how to install tar files.
New term: Tar Package
: A unix software package that is zipped using the gzip format.
[list=1][*]Open a zipping utility, such as GnoZip, Ark, or File Roller.[*]Open the downloaded tar.gz file[*] Extract it to somewhere. Be sure to activate the "recreate folders" option if not already activated.[*]close the zipping utility[*]Open a terminal[*]run the command
[*]run the command
[*]then run the command
.[*] run the command
su -c "make install"
. For this command you will need the root password.[*] enjoy your new software![/list=1]
Note: These instructions usually work. if they don't read the README or INSTALL file for your package.