Compiling abd Running a program on Ubuntu
I have just started using Ubuntu for the sole purpose of compiling and running a particular piece of software provided as source code. I am an absolute beginner on Linux.
I have been looking around for some step by step instructions that cover all the bases, but cant seem to find them.
I currently have the tar file in my download directory that Firefox places things in. I have no problem decompressing the archive.
What I don't know is:
* What location should I decompress the tar file to?
* Once the new directory is in place, from what level should the \configure and make commands be executed.
Thanks in advance,