View Full Version : [lubuntu] installation of .tar.gz files

May 2nd, 2012, 06:27 PM
got an error during installation of geany that
"make:......... stop."

Lars Noodén
May 2nd, 2012, 06:57 PM
We'll need more information, which package and from which site? But first two comments:

Tarballs usually come with a file called README or INSTALL which contains instructions on what is needed to successfully install the program.

More importantly, have you checked the Ubuntu software repositories (http://packages.ubuntu.com/) for your package? You can use either Synaptic or the Software Center to search for packages. By using the package manager, you automatically handle things like installation/removal, updates, upgrades and dependencies. All of those must be done manually if you go and install from a tarball.