How to install a .tar.gz file?
So I want to install the zathura package:
Unfortunately it isn't as easy as sudo apt-get install and my resident linux geek has gone to sleep.
Following the link above it is possible to find some .tar.gz archives, one of which (zathura_0.0.8.5.orig.tar.gz) actually includes a README and a make file. Nevertheless whoever wrote those assumes a basic level of competence that I do not have. In particular I have no idea how to check whether I meet the stated requirements, and what to do if I do not. (running make install produces a bunch of errors, so I assume I don't have the required dependencies.)
Still a beginner so I usually need step by step instructions to install anything.
In a response to comments below it is important I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx. Apparently the package in question is incorporated in the "Ubuntu Software Centre" for newer versions of Ubuntu.
I also appreciate this post is getting to localized. Nevertheless I just want to thank everyone who answered/commented. Between this discussion and the other post (How to install a .tar.gz file?) I am close to having worked out how to compile the package from source.