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Old 12-11-2004, 06:48 AM   #1
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Bit Tornado


Hello All

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:
BitTornado/
bittorrent.nsi
btcompletedirgui.py
btcompletedir.py
btcopyannounce.py
btdownloadcurses.py
btdownloadgui.py
btdownloadheadless.py
btlaunchmanycurses.py
btlaunchmany.py
bt_MakeCreateIcons.py
btmakemetafile.py
btmaketorrentgui.py
btreannounce.py
btrename.py
btsethttpseeds.py
btshowmetainfo.py
bt-t-make.py
bttrack.py
BUILD.windows.bat
completedir.nsi
CVS/
docs/
icons/
ipranges.portugal.txt
LICENSE.txt
MANIFEST.in
multitracker/
README.txt
setup.py
targets/
thosts/
wincompletedirsetup.py
winsetup.py
http://bittornado.com/

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.

Is anyone else running this on Mandrake?

Phil
 
Old 12-11-2004, 08:28 AM   #2
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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...

Install Python.
Install wxPython.
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.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 01:48 PM   #3
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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?

Thanks for all help.

Phil
 
Old 12-12-2004, 05:41 AM   #4
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can anybody give me some help please? I am sure a lot of Mandrake users must be using Bit Tornado.

Phil
 
Old 02-25-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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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!

Last edited by MuD; 02-25-2005 at 06:16 PM.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 02:43 AM   #6
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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).
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:33 PM   #7
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Well, is there anyone else that can help me with this?
 
Old 03-06-2005, 08:43 AM   #8
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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.

good luck,
Atnot
 
Old 03-06-2005, 10:19 AM   #9
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But that's the problem, the instructions are for Mandrake, I'm running Slackware... I think I'm going to start a new thread... thanks for your help though.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 05:06 PM   #10
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There is a build of Bittornado for Mandrake. If you use Easyurpmi to install sources it is in PLF (Penguin Liberation Front) or Contributions. Just follow the instructions and it is easy to install.
 
  


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