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Old 15th May 2007, 03:57
Brightbelt Brightbelt is offline
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Post Noobie question....How do you install software?

I'm in Ubuntu and I know how to install themes etc - I've gotten used to using the Gnome manager etc.

But when it comes to just installing software that is not in the Add/Remove area, how does one do that?

I have the WaveForge.0.1.2.tar.gz program on my desktop....How do I install it?
If I extract it, I just get folders.

I appreciate any help...Many Thanks, Frank
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Old 15th May 2007, 04:10
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I try and look for related .deb packages when possible. Your software may have install instructions inside it too. Often an ./install script is provided. Have you unpacked the program and looked at the files? Often the "README" file will explain what is needed to install the program. (or point you to the online location for the install information)
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Old 15th May 2007, 07:45
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Thanks for your help. Because of reading the Readme file, I found the software was still in the experimental stage.

So I've decided to wait on Waveforge until a bit later.

Thanks again, Frank
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