trippboxer wrote:unfortunately i wasn't born with linux in my brain so i have to ask questions.
how do i install tar ball packages on debian based systems? is there a tar ball installer that i can download through kpackage or synaptic? preferably something easy.
I have a problem with tar balls myself, so I try to download .deb files if there is one for the stuff you want to download.
Deb files are automatically opened and installed in your PC with the Bebian Installer, Synaptic>debian-installer or gdebi.
I wonder if you knew about it.