How do I install programs from source that I download from the Internet?

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If you download the source of a program from the Internet you can compile and install this on your system. These files usually have extensions such as .tar.gz, .tar.bz, .bz, .tgz, .gz.

If you downloaded the source of the application you can usually install it with the same steps every time, because for the most part Linux developers use the same tools as every other developer. This is a...

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