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Old 09-25-2005, 09:46 AM   #1
stanmc
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BiTorrent Downloads -- fails


I am trying to download the 4.0.2 DVD of Knoppix using BitTorrent. I have BitTorrent installed. I have used both rpm -qa to show the program I downloaded and installed using rpm -Uvh was actually installed as well as using rpm -ql BitTorrent to list all the modules. Looks like they are there.

I have set up my router for Linux just as I had it set up for Windows. Different address in the router because they are different machines, but all else is the same. I previously installed the windows bittorrent program and double clicked the download torrent file and it ran immediately.

In Linux I have issued the following commands as user and not as root or su -

[xxxxxx@localhost ~]$ cd bittorrent
[xxxxxx@localhost bittorrent]$ ls
BitTorrent-4.0.4-1.noarch.rpm KNOPPIX_V4.0DVD-2005-08-16-EN.torrent
KNOPPIX_V4.0.2DVD-2005-09-23-EN.torrent
[xxxxxx@localhost bittorrent]$ btdownloadcurses.py KNOPPIX_V4.0.2DVD-2005-09-23- EN.torrent
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/btdownloadcurses.py", line 25, in ?
from BitTorrent.download import Feedback, Multitorrent
ImportError: No module named BitTorrent.download
[xxxxxx@localhost bittorrent]$ btdownloadgui.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/btdownloadgui.py", line 33, in ?
from BitTorrent import configfile
ImportError: No module named BitTorrent
[xxxxxx@localhost bittorrent]$ btdownloadgui.py KNOPPIX_V4.0.2DVD-2005-09-23-EN.torrent
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/btdownloadgui.py", line 33, in ?
from BitTorrent import configfile
ImportError: No module named BitTorrent
[xxxxxx@localhost bittorrent]$

Any ideas why this module BitTorrent.download is not present?

I have searched this forum and other sites for an answer and did find one thread here, but no answer was given to the problem.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 06:54 AM   #2
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I downloaded the Knoppix 4.0.2 DVD version using Windows and the BitTorrent program. It installed correctly and when the torrent file was double-clicked the process started. 14 hours later I had the files. The Linux version is still having problems finding the missing module. I've got a lovely new DVD burner in the Linux computer going to waste, but it will be able to read the Knoppix DVD when I decide to boot the system using Knoppix.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 12:10 PM   #3
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I decided to try this again from the top. I uninstalled BitTorrent 4.0.4-1 and then installed it using rpm -Uvh. I immediately ran a yum update and it installed the GUI front end. At this very moment I am downloading the CD version of Knoppix 4.0.2 on my Linux machine which I will write with my new Samsung DVD/CD burner using K3b. If that works, I will download the DVD version. If all goes well it will make my day.

Small <RANT>. Yum update during the update process decided that my RealPlayer needed to be replaced with HelixPlayer. Despite the obvious fact that RealPlayer begins with a capital r and HelixPlayer begins with a capital h, it replaced it and I didn't notice it before I agreed to the updates. HelixPlayer can't play some formats that RealPlayer can. I use those formats. I uninstalled HelixPlayer and reinstalled RealPlayer. I then copied the appropriate files to the appropriate plugin directories. I also found a parameter for yum that will let me exclude HelixPlayer (RealPlayer?) from being updated i.e. --exclude=HelixPlayer. Computers are fun!!!
 
  


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