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Old 05-04-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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Question i need help installing a tar.gz file on ubuntu

please dont tell me to look at the readme files, no help there

i want to install audio converter on ubuntu - i downloaded it as a tar.gz file and now i have to install it - im new to ubuntu and codes so please be as detailed as possible

any help, directions, or even a link would be appreciated
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use the synaptic package manager to install stuff, it will be alot easier to install stuff
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Installing a tar.gz source file is the same on any Linux distribution. trickykid wrote a good explanation on how to do it here:

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