cant install a downloaded package

December 17, 2009 at 03:18:14
Specs: Ubuntu
Hi there
I'm new to ubuntu and i have problem installing packages that i download from websites
for example i downloaded a game from its website:
I dont know how to use synaptic package manager to install it
thanks in advance

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December 17, 2009 at 04:57:57
You downloaded what's known as a tarball. It has to be unpacked & installed from the command line.

Installing a single package file

Try to get your games using the package manager, that way the installation is automatic. You should also be asking Ubuntu questions in the Linux forum.

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