1. open a console
  2. use the command cd to navigate to the correct folder. If there is a README file with installation instructions, use that instead.
  3. extract the files with one of the commands

    • If it’s tar.gz use tar xvzf PACKAGENAME.tar.gz
    • if it’s a tar.bz2 use tar xvjf PACKAGENAME.tar.bz2
  4. ./configure

  5. make
  6. sudo make install