Re: Tar.gz files?
Tar files can be explained as group of files which are required for the programme. They neither compiled nor executable ones.
So the first basic step is to
1. Read the 'Read me' file and 'Installation file'
2. See whether you require any dependency package. If so install it from synaptic package manager
3. Untar the file to any location say 'Desktop'
4. use the command 5 . Use the command the letters in red should match the folder name
6. Use the command
make && make install
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