There are two main methods for installing Bluefish: Compile from source or install a binary package. Binary installation is easiest, so we will cover that first. There are a few different approaches, caused by the differences between systems. We will start off by summarizing a few really quick and simple approaches before dealing with this problem more extensively.
su - && apt-get update && apt-get install bluefish
Red Hat, Mandrake (and other Linux distributions that support rpm): Download the latest .rpm from the Bluefish website
FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Fink, and DarwinPorts distribute Bluefish through their packaging systems.
To compile, or install on another platform, see Section 4, “Installing a Bluefish Source Distribution”.