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mongoosecage 07-02-2008 03:34 AM

Unable to install Tribler due to Noobness
Has anyone been able to install Tribler on their Slackware distro? The readme in the tar file says lots of wierd things and gives me a list of dependencies that I found hard to install


So make sure you have
Python >= 2.4
OpenSSL >= 0.9.8
swig >= 1.3.25
wxPython >= 2.8 UNICODE (i.e., use --enable-unicode to build)
M2Crypto >= 0.16
pywin32 >= Build 208 (Windows only, for UPnP support)
vlc >= 0.8.6a and its python bindings (for internal video player)
and the Linux Installation bit shows

1. Unpack the M2Crypto library, build and install:

python2.4 build
python2.4 install

When you've installed OpenSSL 0.9.8 in a non-standard directory, you must
edit to point to this location. To install M2Crypto in another
directory, use

python2.4 install --prefix=/arno/pkgs/m2crypto-dev

In that case you'll need to set the PYTHONPATH environment variable
to point to that directory. PYTHONPATH can also be used to point
to the UNICODE version of wxPython when multiple versions are installed.

2. Unpack the main source code

3. Tribler can now be started by running


from the source directory.
But I don't see no any sort of file requiring M2Crypto.


bash-3.1# ls
ABC                      cities.txt    
BitTornado              clean.bat              superpeer.txt
Dialogs                      contrib-win32.txt      test
LICENSE.txt              debian                      torrenticon.ico
Lang                      explicit_terms.filter  tribler.exe.manifest
TorrentMaker              filter_terms.filter    tribler.ico
Tribler                      heading.bmp              tribler.nsi
Utility                      icons                    
binary-LICENSE.txt      tribler.xpm    mac                      tribler_big.xpm  makedist.bat              triblermac.command        people.txt              web2definitions.conf      protocol_v3.txt                  readme.txt    

vlc doesnt exsist in nor m2crypto I don't understand any of it.

Daedra 07-02-2008 05:29 AM

Alien Bob is maintaining a very excellent vlc package at his website

mongoosecage 07-07-2008 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by Daedra (Post 3201292)
Alien Bob is maintaining a very excellent vlc package at his website

yeap, i will certainly check that out, and I am certainly not going to install tribler! I tried it on windows and it needs a lot of work. Felt like a broken package or something. Like I was missing something. Oh well I will just use Vuze or Transmission for the job.

dwpbike 10-28-2008 06:30 PM

read article on [I]torrent freak[I]today, ready to try it. anybody doing fedora able to run tribler? i've downloaded source and debian - getting nowhere with either.

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