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Ok, when I get a .tar.gz file, usually, there's alot of folders with C source code and I have no clue how to get all that together to get a ...
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    I think you need to compile, I don't know...


    Ok, when I get a .tar.gz file, usually, there's alot of folders with C source code and I have no clue how to get all that together to get a program, someone help!

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    Usually you go into the source directory then run:
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    # ./configure
    # make
    # make install

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    of course, there are many, many, many variations of this, so in the initial directory that the tarball uninstalled to check to see if there is a readme...you may also have to pass certain options to the configure...
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