I know this is a very elementary question, but could someone help me with installing software in the terminal? I've done about eleventy billion google searches and seen countless tutorials, about it, but for some reason it either won't configure or make, so i'm stumped. I've checked my commands again and again to make sure they're spelled correctly and everything. Also, since it's along the same lines, does anyone know if I can choose another source for choosing a package to install in Synaptic other than from a CD? For instance, if I downloaded a file and have it on a USB stick, can I direct Synaptic to look there and install the file?