i am a newb to linux and so far have enjoyed my experience with Linux Mint!
it has been a wonderful distro to ease into the linux environment.
i have a question involving software installing from a tar file.
i successfully extracted the tar file to /usr/local/src directory i created for compiling software apps.
i understand once the app has been extracted, you navigate to the folder and run the ./configure command.
the folder created in the /usr/local/src directory was "xpde" in my case.
so i input "cd /usr/local/src/xpde" in the commande line.
i then type "./configure" and i receive the following message: "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory"
i checked the ubuntu forums, and several tutorials on extracting tar files.
i am unable to get to the ./configure step and get stuck here.
any help is appreciated.