Mandriva LE 2005What distribution are you using?
I wonder downloading tarball archieves and compile it is the good thing than rpm.If your distributer doesn't have updated packages in it's repositories, you'll have to either find unofficial packages, build yourself or switch to a distro that does. Can't offer anything more specific since I don't even know which operating system you're running?
What is apt? Where can i download it?If you can, download and install apt and it SHOULD be able to handle that for you.
I wouldn't install from the original sources unless you need a custom setup or you're using something like Slackware that doesn't have RPMs. For something like KDE (and especially GNOME), there's a lot to compile, so it gets to be really time consuming.orysyz said:Mandriva LE 2005
I wonder downloading tarball archieves and compile it is the good thing than rpm.