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Old 08-29-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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bittorrent client


now I know people are gunna say.. "why didnt you search?" well, i did...

I've been looking around for a good bittorrent client for a lil while now, but without any luck.. I've downloaded the one from bittorent.org and got the python sources, but i have no idea how to compile that..

I tried another.. cant remember what it was called but it was in java, the java libraries it needed was only avaliable through rpm, and wasnt able to be installed since the rpm isnt for my system.. I think I'd need the sources to that, which arent offered on the website..

if i can get a good bittorrent client, that'd be awesome, also some tips on how to get some of the other p2p clients would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 08-29-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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Download Java from www.java.com and follow the instructions there.

Then, add the following lines to your /home/yourname/.bashrc file

PATH=$PATH:/path/to/bin/folder/inside/java/folder
export PATH

for the path to bin folder, if you installed the Java to /usr/java/j2re-1.4.2 , then the first line would be

PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2re-1.4.2/bin

Now, log out and back in and you have java installed on your system. Download Azureus azureus.sourceforge.net make sure you download the GTK version. Uncompress the file into a folder and run the azureus file, and it should boot up fine. If not, try the motif version or troubleshoot. Anyways, azureus is what I used as I had the same problems as you
 
Old 08-29-2004, 07:01 PM   #3
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arg..

now its telling me that the install file is corrupt and to redownload it... so i did, and its still giving me the same error :S..
 
Old 08-29-2004, 09:00 PM   #4
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Ive used bittornado for many months now,no java needed..it has an exelent gui and you can define youre max peers..max upload and download.its a great one..
 
Old 08-29-2004, 09:12 PM   #5
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Try BitTornado, and if u can get it to install tell me how, cause the only one I could get to work is Azureus

www.bittornado.com
 
Old 08-30-2004, 03:50 PM   #6
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alright, first thing i notice is that bit tornado is in python, I have no idea how to compile and build python sources, and the install notes that came with bit tornado isnt making much sense at all :S..
 
Old 08-30-2004, 04:03 PM   #7
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When downloading Azureus, did u download the archive file, it should not just be an install file, it should end in .tar.gz.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 04:10 PM   #8
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Re: bittorrent client

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Originally posted by Ryan450
now I know people are gunna say.. "why didnt you search?" well, i did...

I've been looking around for a good bittorrent client for a lil while now, but without any luck.. I've downloaded the one from bittorent.org and got the python sources, but i have no idea how to compile that..

I tried another.. cant remember what it was called but it was in java, the java libraries it needed was only avaliable through rpm, and wasnt able to be installed since the rpm isnt for my system.. I think I'd need the sources to that, which arent offered on the website..

if i can get a good bittorrent client, that'd be awesome, also some tips on how to get some of the other p2p clients would be greatly appreciated
You don't need to compile the BitTorrent client. If you have installed your python sources, like you said, then you are good to go.

In the terminal, do this:

download your torrent file to your /home/rm6990/ directory, for example.

cd BitTorrent-3.4.2 (or, whatever the directory you extracted it into)

Then,

Code:
./btdownloadheadless.py /home/rm6990/pr0n.torrent
 
Old 09-19-2004, 06:32 PM   #9
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How do you use commands like pause or change the bandwidth limits when running Bittornado form the comand line like that?
 
Old 09-19-2004, 07:21 PM   #10
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azureus works fine but I just got tired of it. I still use it sometimes. BitTornado is really good but if you don't like the command line then it's a drag getting btdownloadgui to run unless you have wxGTK and all that installed "correctty" depending on your distro. I've been able to run it on some but not others.

The best one I have used so far is qtorrent. http://thegraveyard.org/qtorrent.php and you just need python and PyQt.
 
  


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