Depends on the package as well; what its README file or instructions might indicatetangliontor wrote: Well, I unpacked the file, navigated to the new directory it made, and typed "./configure" to run the configuration file, but apparently there isn't one, as bash gives me the following error "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory".
it would help to know that package name that you are trying to compile and install..
Also depends on what you mean by navigate
--if you CD (Change Directory) to the extracted file locations, then it will find the file
You can usually extract the file with the gui tools by opening that .src file and extracting here or wherever you choose, then dropping to the terminal via the F4 key, or Open terminal via the right-click on the directory location.
Before doing anything else, update your system; and since you would be using the terminal anyway for the source package..
In the terminal
- sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
You will also need the package build-essentials, it is likely already installed, but you can check
In terminal, check
- apt search build
i A build-essential - Informational list of build-essential pack