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imagineaxion 02-15-2008 06:18 PM

rTorrent issues

I am trying to get rTorrent to start on boot or at least as a process that runs in the background and doesn't rely on an active user session.

I have Ubuntu server with minimal install, samba server, ftp server, soon to be web server...
No windows env / x server at all

I am trying to get rtorrent to run so that I can use this as a dl server too.
No user is ever logged into the box - i always login via ssh from my mac.

rTorrent is working fine when I run it in a terminal, have setup the folder it monitors for .torrent files, etc etc

I have added the script to /etc/init.d/rtorrentinit

Run the following command

update-rc.d rtorrent defaults
When I try running the rTorrent

sudo /etc/init.d/rtorrentinit start
I get the error
cannot find readable session directory from config /home/torrnt/.rtorrent.rc. check permissions

The Permissions as far as I can see are correct! So what is the problem?

Please let me know if you need any more info


MyHeartPumpsFreon 02-16-2008 12:04 PM

Shouldn't you add the startup script to rc.local? It runs it as root so there is no need to add 'sudo' to it.



imagineaxion 02-16-2008 12:20 PM

Does it not need to be in init.d to start on boot?

Not entirely sure this will solve the problem anyway?

I have also setup an account (rtorrnt) that I have used in the rtorrentinit script

Why am i getting the permission error. The permission on the .rtorrent.rc file:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 torrnt torrnt 3565 2008-02-15 19:28 ../torrnt/.rtorrent.rc

What now?


imagineaxion 02-16-2008 01:41 PM


Looks i have it running

Will test to make sure ll is working and will need to read up a little more about screen to get that working.


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