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How to compile source code from a tarball?

Please suggest me as step-by-step process. I thinkthat first of all,I have to decompress and compile them but I don't know how to do.

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marked as duplicate by fossfreedom Feb 22 '12 at 10:56

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Are you asking to compile packages from tarballs (*.tar)? – user45315 Feb 22 '12 at 6:19
What source file? There is no readme or install.txt inside it? – Rinzwind Feb 22 '12 at 7:47
You have to use dpkg and dpkg-source, however I have done it very long time ago and can't remember right now step by step instuctions. However googling those commands would be much help I think. – Misery Feb 22 '12 at 8:17

Here is what you need to do...

Decompress the tra/gzip file

Go into the decompressed directory

Look for files like: README or INSTALL. These files usually contains the instructions to install the source code.

If no such instructions are mentioned then follow these steps:

./configute ./make ./install

This should help you.

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