The tarball contains the build symbol and footprint, but you can rebuild them
if you need to tweak anything. From the distribution directory, just use
Download the tarball and unpack it as usual.
From the toplevel distribution directory, do
cp --deref *.sym *_fpt my_project_dir
Make sure gschem knows where to find the symbol: put a line like
in your ~/.gEDA/gafrc if you haven't already.
Make sure gsch2pcb knows where to find the footprint: I use an alias line
in my ~/.bashrc to give gsch2pcb the correct options:
gsch2pcb='gsch2pcb --use-files -d my_project_dir -d `pwd`'