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Old 07-01-2003, 03:35 AM   #1
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peer to peer for linux ?


Hi !!

Is there a peer to peer software given with mandrake 9.1 ? What's its name. If there isn't, where could I download one ? which one should I choose ?

Thanks

vic
 
Old 07-01-2003, 03:40 AM   #2
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www.freshmeat.net
DCgui
mldonkey
http://gift.sf.net
http://gtk-gnutella.sf.net
Last resort:
http://limewire.org

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Old 07-01-2003, 05:26 AM   #3
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Hi vic,

Here is a list of windows programs with their linux counterparts:
http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/

There are almost twenty suggestions for peer to peer software.
I usually pick the ones that are labeled 'stable' at freshmeat and have their own website with documentation and FAQ.
After you picked a winner, see if your distro has the rpm's for it. I know I spent hours searching for software and it was simply available through SuSE ftp...

Cheers,
Jan
 
Old 07-01-2003, 06:33 AM   #4
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yes, but

Thank you for this sympathical message.

BUT I downloaded mldonkey, or something like that, so I downloaded and ran the four .rpm files( see savannah.nongu.org) but now I don't know what to do, because I can't see a "mldonkey" icon in the K menu (in KDE), so I don't know where to go ?

Do you have the answer ?

Thank you very much!
vic
 
Old 07-01-2003, 06:44 AM   #5
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Try launching it by opening up a terminal and typing:
mldonkey

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Old 07-01-2003, 06:52 AM   #6
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Hi vic,

Whenever a program fails to show up I try to do the following:
run it from a terminal:
mldonkey &

See if you can find it somewhere and go into that directory and see if there's an executable there and call it:
./mldonkeyexecutable

See if you can get help for it from the terminal:
mldonkey -h
mldonkey --help

Go to the mldonkey webite and read the doc and faq.
Download the tarball for the program. Not to install it, but to read the README file that will be in there.

Did you download rpm's for Mandrake? If not, see if Mandrake serves those on their ftp-server. If you use a distro's own rpm's, they will usually take care of those 'details' as well, whereas more generic packages will simply install and expect you to do the rest.

Scratch your head and decide perhaps another player would be a fine idea

Cheers,
Jan

Edit:
I missed MasterC's post while I was typing the answer. Hope you like it anyway.

Last edited by JanRigter; 07-01-2003 at 06:54 AM.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:42 AM   #7
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Thank you !!!!!

I went on the site, read the readme file, I downloaded a new version and it works. I've just got a little detaily question : I can launch the process in /usr/bin, but how can I make a shortcut in my taskbar, as the programm is not registered in the menu K ??

Thanks and long life to LINUX !!!!!!


vic
 
Old 07-02-2003, 06:34 AM   #8
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Right click on your desktop and select create new| link to app. Then tab through and select Execute command and enter or browse to /usr/bin/mldonkey. You can select an Icon at the start but you will have to browse to where the icon was stored during installation. Usually /usr/share/icons or pixmaps. I personally like Limewire because of the larger network of shared files. You can drag the created link to your task bar. You should read your help files on how to complete the tasks you ask. All is available to those who choose to do the research.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 08:37 AM   #9
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If you're going to use the eDonkey network (what mldonkey uses), I reccommend use xmule, which is available from www.xmule.org.

It's a Linux port of eMule, which is easily the best Windows eDonkey client.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 10:36 AM   #10
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Hi ! I'm back because of a new problem (although it always occured but it's driving me crazy). I've de-tared mldonkey in /home/victor/Drivers/Mldonkey/Driver/Source and when I run it, it automatically writes the configuration files and the download directories in /home/victor, which isn't clean. So, when I stop it and log as root, I move everything back where I want. But the moment I launch it again, it writes everything back. I tried to search all configuration files to modify it but I didn't find anything. Does anybody know how I could avoid this ?

Thanks.


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Old 07-06-2003, 12:07 PM   #11
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What is your distro.? Can you find a source for a binary? I usually select the default directory for setup.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 04:22 AM   #12
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Hi !

i use Mandrake 90.1 and what does a source for binaries look like ?

thanks

vic


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Old 07-07-2003, 09:04 AM   #13
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hi,
i'm here not for helping, but adding problems... (((
if i wanna use mldonkey, should i download all rpms in that savannah.nongu.org or i just pick 1 rpm ?

thanks and sorry
 
Old 07-07-2003, 09:39 AM   #14
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MLdonkey

Hi Vic & Calm!

I suggest you install MLdonkey from PLF using urpmi. They've got Mandrake specific version.

This is how you do it. First you have to setup urpmi sources. If you haven't done that (or if you have but haven't include source for PLF) visit

http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/

I think the page is self-explanatory. Just choose a mirror for PLF. While you're there, choose a mirror for main, contrib and updates as well. You'll need those sooner or later. Once you've chosen the mirrors just click "proceed to step 3". You will be given instructions on what exactly to type in a console as "root".

Once you've set up urpmi, just type

urpmi -a mldonkey

in a console as root. It will download and install all the rpm's that have mldonkey in their name (there are 6 altogether I think). It will also download all the dependancies if there are any.

You will find the MLdonkeyGUI entry under K menu/Networking/Other
but you have to start MLdonkey core first. Type

mldonkey &

in a console as a normal user. Then start MldonkeyGUI. You can set it up so that the GUI starts automaticaly. In a GUI under File/Settings choose Client then Startup and uncheck

ask for mldonkey_gui start

and then check

start mldonkey_gui at the beginning

In the "Name of MLdonkey GUI to start" I entered

/usr/lib/mldonkey/mlgui

and under "Path to mldonkey binaries" I have

/usr/lib/mldonkey

This should work for you too.
MLdonkey will store all the config files in .mldonkey directory in your home directory. It will download files into .mldonkey/incoming and currently downloading files into .mldonkey/temp

You can change those two directories under Files tab in Settings/Client.

MLdonkey ig a great p2p tool because it can connect to several different networks at once: eDonkey, Gnutella, FastTrack (Kazaa) DirectConnect, SoulSeek, OpenNap, Overnet. You can check them all under Network.

When you close the GUI, check if the core is still running. Type

ps -e

in a concole. It will display all the current running processes. If you see mldonkey among them type

killall mldonkey

Check again with ps -e. There should be no more mldonkey's running. But if there still are any, try killall -9 mldonkey. If that doesn't help, try killall mldonkey as root.

Have fun )

P.S. Now that you have set up your urpmi sources, use it to install other packages as well. Before you go running through the internet to find them try urpmi first. In a console type as root

urpmi package_name

As simple as that.

Last edited by klios; 07-07-2003 at 09:50 AM.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 12:18 PM   #15
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thanks man, but to install with urpmi, I guess I need to download the rpm's. So I Download them from savannah and then do everything you said ?
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thanks


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