Extractinn Tar.gz files to install program (Easy question)

I just downlaoded a program from the net.  It's called, gaim-0.9.10-1.src.rpm.  I typed  rpm -ivh gaim-0.9.10-1.src.rpm  It went through the little process of hash marks.  then i locate it and get this.

[patrick@localhost patrick]$ locate gaim
/home/patrick/gaim-0.9.10-1.src.rpm
/usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/gaim-0.9.10.tar.gz
/usr/src/redhat/SPECS/gaim.spec

Question is where do i go from here?  I tried extractiing the tar file and it just sits there for ever...and does nothing.  I am probably doing it wrong.  the man pages for tar are really confusing so i would appreciate it if you could get me going here...Thanks
If there is any more info i can provide just ask....
patrickhinckleAsked:
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rbrCommented:
tar xvzf gaim-0.9.10.tar.gz should work.
if not try
gunzip gaim-0.9.10.tar.gz
tar xvf gaim-0.9.10.tar
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poggaCommented:
Here's what you do:
cd /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
(Unzip and untar file)
gzip -d gaim-0.9.10.tar.gz
tar -xf gaim-0.9.10.tar

This will extract all files within that tar file to that directory.
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patrickhinckleAuthor Commented:
thankyou...
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