Why doesn't it install suggested packages? / Why do all installed packages have to be done by these commands only or not at all?
The commands you are using is to install the downloaded package alone, when the downloaded package is actually a binary source package. That installs just the downloaded package alone. In order to install
.deb packages you can use dpkg and even better why not use trusted packages from Ubuntu sources to download packages? You can use the apt-get command for that.
What's the meaning of
You can get a full understanding of what these commands are and what they do from this link and this link, but here is a short excerpt from one of them summarizing the commands:
- You run
configure (you usually have to type
./configure as most people don't have the current directory in their search
path). This builds a new Makefile.
make . This builds the program. That is, make would be executed, it would look for the first target in Makefile and do
what the instructions said. The expected end result would be to
build an executable program.
- Now, as root, type
make install . This again invokes make, make finds the target install in Makefile and files the directions to
install the program.