I am new to Linux and am continually having problems when trying to install programs. Whenever I try to use the 'make' command I always get errors, for every program I attempt to install. Im not sure whether something is missing or if I am just doing everything wrong.
Currently I am trying to install Gaim0.72, and when I try to install it, it says 'libtk8.3.so' is required. So I searched the internet for the Tk/Tcl program and downloaded it. Now when I try to install Tk/Tcl using the instructions, after running make it comes up with dozens of errors such as Error 1 on the first run and "Missing Separator" on the second run.
Can anyone give me some advice, to find out where I am going wrong.