Installing tar.bz2 help

Aart Koelewijn aart at
Thu Jun 17 13:20:47 UTC 2010

On Wed, 16 Jun 2010 15:30:29 -0400, J wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 15:10, Edwin McGuire
> <mcguiresmain at> wrote:
>> I have an E-Mail ONLY Account i.e. So, i can load up my
>> desktop and take it to a friends house everytime i want software from
>> Ubuntu or install it from disks. yes, i'd love to have WEB access, just
>> not fesible right now.As far as synaptic or console, I'd love to learn
>> how to do it the apt-get way,but still learning. Hope that explains it
>> better.
>> Thanks Ed
> That's just ... weird.  You have to connect to the internet to get
> e-mail...  Ok...

Not so weird, it is the way I started about 15 years ago. An UUCP 
connection only, which means email and newsgroups, the well known Usenet. 
No ftp, http or others. You connect by phone to a computer that passes on 
your email and newsgroup messages and saves the ones for you and send them 
on as one compressed file.

I remember from that time that ftp sites often had a way to get files 
from them by email. You had to send them an email with some special 
commands and then the file would be send back to you, but I don't think 
present day ftp sites still support that protocol (Archie?). In general 
you could send commands like those used for ftp by email and get the 
responses back by email.

The computers used for such communications don't have a constant 
connection but connect by phone a number of times each day.

If this is the type of connection OP has, I might try to find more 
information in old literature and try to find out if such a protocol is 
still supported.


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