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Old 02-18-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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download program


im looking for a good download program thats simular to Limewire or something like that that works and installs easy on Linux.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 04:23 PM   #2
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Limewire works on linux. You need java installed first.

Amule will access the same network. It does not require Java.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 04:30 PM   #3
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Or you can try bittorrent, it's a little different than limewire, edonkey, etc. It's best for transferring huge files like 4GBs or more.

Here is a FAQ of bittorrent:
http://dessent.net/btfaq/

The client I use is Azureus but you need Java for it.
http://azureus.sourceforge.net/

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Old 02-18-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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ya i have that. im using Ktorrent right now. im downloading full CD's but its SLOWWWWWW
 
Old 02-18-2007, 05:24 PM   #5
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when i try to download amule it says file not found. how do i install .rpm files on ubuntu?
 
Old 02-18-2007, 05:54 PM   #6
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one more thing. im trying to play a movie i downloaded and its telling me there was a problem cause i dont have the wmvdmod.dll decoder. so i downloaded it, now im just now sure what to do. im using kaffeine.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 06:33 PM   #7
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rpm's won't install on to ubuntu as it is a debian based distro (in the sense that the packages it uses are debian ones). See here http://www.debianadmin.com/install-r...nd-ubuntu.html. Basically, try and find a .deb for the program you want.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 08:26 PM   #8
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on alien for some reason it keeps telling me it cant find the file.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 08:28 PM   #9
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oot@3[~]# alien -d limewirelinux.rpm
File "limewirelinux.rpm" not found.
root@3[~]# alien -k LimeWireLinux.rpm
File "LimeWireLinux.rpm" not found.

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Old 02-18-2007, 08:58 PM   #10
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Krimp, download LimeWire from here --> http://www.limewire.com/english/content/home.shtml

There are instructions on that site on how to install it. This is a program the authors try to sell you the "PRO" version. As such, they own the code, so you not likely to find an RPM file for installation.

Remember you need a working java installation first.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 09:10 PM   #11
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Use Frostwire instead, it's better and has a native Ubuntu package:
http://frostwire.com/
 
Old 02-18-2007, 09:38 PM   #12
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ohhh thank you!
 
Old 02-18-2007, 09:43 PM   #13
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does self extracting files work with debian/ubuntu?
 
Old 02-18-2007, 09:50 PM   #14
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still having the same problem. im obviously doing something wrong. whenever i try to run a command for a certain file it always says no such file or directory exists.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 10:26 PM   #15
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You can use the alien -d command to gnerate a .deb file from the LimeWireLinux.rpm file.

Hint: In the feature you can always just type the name of the command you that you unsure of and press enter in a terminal window.

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