Install Application

To install an application from a "tarball" use:

cd /var/tmp
tar xzpf foo.tar.gz

The explanation of the parameters are:
  • The “x” option tells tar to extract all files from the archive.
  • The “z” option tells tar that the archive is compressed with gzip utility.
  • The “p” option maintains the original permissions the files had when the archive was created.
  • The “f” option tells tar that the very next argument is the file name.

Next what you will have to do is:

make install

dpkg is the ubuntu version to show which packages are installed. You can do the following to show e.g. samba packages:
sudo dpkg-query -l | grep -i samba

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