Installing tar.gz files

James Michael Fultz croooow at
Thu Nov 19 08:14:02 UTC 2009

* devan <devan at> [2009-10-16 20:37 -0700]:
>   I am new to Ubuntu and I am very confused.  I recently installed Ubuntu
> 9.04 and I have a tar.gz file of dvd::rip that I would like to install.
> Could someone please send very clear instructions to me on how to do this?
> I am not used to using Terminal or anything on Ubuntu.  Thanks.

There is a package for dvd::rip in the Ubuntu package repository for
9.04.  Unless you have a very good reason to do otherwise, you can
easily install dvd::rip through Add/Remove Applications or another
interface to the package system (Synaptic, apt-get, etc.).


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