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i knowthis might be a silly question but please help me
i downloaded file roller for ubuntu linux and i got a tar.gz file and i don't know what to do with it? please help me on installing software like thiis.
if you like you could send me the instuctions at "email@example.com"
p.s. i am using the desktop not the sever mode
please help me?????????
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Now, tar.gz's are archives, like .zip in windows. You need to "untar" them, in ubuntu, right click on the archive, and extract.
What I'm trying to tell you is that file roller can be downloaded and installed with synaptic, you don't have to download it separately.
Generally speaking, you should use programs you can download and install with synaptic because they are prepackaged binary files tailored for your distribution.
Now if you happen to find a program that is NOT in your distribution, then you download the source and compile it. But for most programs you won't need this. I bet if you use synaptic's search function, you'll find file roller in there.