Re: installing app using a tar.gz file
I just wanted to add generally anything that comes as a tar.gz is either a precompiled binary, the program itself ready to go, or the source code. In all cases the author of the software *should* provide decent documentation in the archive or on the site. Always remember to have a look in the archive for a readme file of some sort.
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