Install from tar.gz file

http://askubuntu.com/questions/25961/how-do-i-install-a-tar-gz-or-tar-bz2-file

How you compile a program from a source

open a console
use the command cd to navigate to the correct folder. If there is a README file with installation instructions, use that instead.
extract the files with one of the commands

If it’s tar.gz use tar xvzf PACKAGENAME.tar.gz
if it’s a tar.bz2 use tar xvjf PACKAGENAME.tar.bz2

./configure

make

sudo make install

to run it, usually call it by it’s name

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