can i install a non-.deb program?

Derek Broughton derek at
Wed Dec 31 18:55:48 UTC 2008

Koh Choon Lin wrote:

>>> Are you referring to this?
>> yes, that's the one.  i'll take a peek in the archive and see if there is
>> any documentation.
> They are in .tgz format so I suppose they are likely to be binary or
> packaged for Slackware.

Not particularly likely.  That's what's known as a "tarball", and is the way 
_source_ software is usually distributed.  You unzip, enter the top level 
directory, and do "./configure; make; sudo make install"

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