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OK.. i am a COMPLETE newbie with linux.. i have a few .tar.gz files that i want to install. i have read a few install instructions and all it saw ...
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    OK.. i am a COMPLETE newbie with linux.. i have a few .tar.gz files that i want to install. i have read a few install instructions and all it saw to do is ./configure /make and /make install.. i am still confused on where to do these commands and exactly how to do it. so if anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated..
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    first use the 'tar' command to unzip, then use teh 'cd' command to navigate to teh directory that the unzipped file is in. then just type ./configure make make install. its deceptively simple
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    firstly open a terminal window (as root) and then locate the file you want to unzip(*.tar.gz) with using cd command(cd=change directory-->this is to enter the appropriate folder that includes the file you want to unzip).
    then type:
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    gunzip <filename.tar.gz>
    now there is in this folder a file like <filename.tar>.(see it with ls command).then type:
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    tar -xvf <filename.tar>
    this will extract the file and create a folder named <filename>.then use cd <foldername> to enter the directory and then type:
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    ./configure
    .after completing without error type:
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    make
    and finally
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    make install
    .
    that's it!
    after all that type sh <fileexecutable in this folder> and program will run if installed correctly!
    GOOD LUCK!
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    thanks for your quick responces.. im still getting an error:

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    as i can see you missing gcc so you can't install the file.so put the installation cd (1st cd) and using yast2 search for gcc compiler.install it and that's all...
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