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I am trying to get a piece of software installed called Bit Tornado on Mandrake 9.2. I downloaded and unzipped the file. The contents are shown below:
Does anybody know how I would go about installing the GUI veriosn of this program?
So far i have managed to install Mandrake 9.2 and the only program I managed to install was firefox. Thatr was easy enough but everything else seems a little more difficult than it has to be!! Not that I am scared of a challnge.
In the list of files you gave, there is a directory called "docs". In that directory is a file called "INSTALL.unix.txt". It says you need to...
Run "python setup.py install".
You might already have Python... I'm not sure what Mandrake installs by default. Either way, you should be able to install both Python and wxPython from Mandrakes installer/updater program... urpmi? Once you have those, cd into the directory holding the BitTornado files and run the "python setup.py install" command, and it should do the trick.
Follow the other instructions in the file to associate .torrent files with BitTornado.
Thanks for your help. I think I am 99% there. Python was already installed and I ran python setup.py install" which completed ok. I have added the file extensions in /etc/mailcap and also added mime extensions to firefox.
However now when I open a torrent btdownloadgui.py runs in the taskbar (or whatever it is called in linux!) for a while with the egg timer then just disappears. It doesn't seem to do anything!
Anybody know what might be going on there or anything I could test?
Distribution: Still undecided...thinking of SUSE, Slackware, Kubuntu.
I'm running Slackware, but I'm bumping into the same problem as philF! The "python setup.py install" command went well, but now what do I do? When I try to associate any .torrent file with btdownloadgui.py, nothing happens!
Well I don't have a solution for your problem. I do use bittornado on Mandrake and it works great. But I installed a RPM version with Manrakes urpmi, can't remember, but I think, it was located in the contrib repository (on your closest Mandrake mirror).
I am by no means an expert. What I did to get bittorando working was go to http://www.linuxfordummies.org/addmedia/ and fill out the servers closest to me in step 2. Then, press the go to step 3 button. That makes you a list of commands to enter.
I ran a terminal in X and logged in as root (su from the prompt). After that, I copied and pasted each URPMI line individually.
After that, installing sotfware becomes pretty much automatic. Go to your control center, software management, install. Select all packages (I use by group personally but whatever). Then you can search for bittornado and it's in the list. It will install it and all the dependancies for you.