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Old 05-22-2004, 10:18 AM   #1
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What are good Linux torrent clients? (Slackware)


topic says it all
 
Old 05-22-2004, 11:05 AM   #2
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BitTorrent works fine.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 02:43 PM   #3
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Look in the extra/bittorrent/ directory on the installation CD or Slackware download mirror for the BitTorrent Slackware pkg........
 
Old 05-22-2004, 03:31 PM   #4
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I myself like azureus the best. Its a java client, and for some reason java can't write to fat32 partitions...but otherwise its very good.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 04:22 PM   #5
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QTorrent is nice. Fits in if you use KDE, and still works fine if you don't. Maybe not as powreful as Azureus, but it's faster and simpler, so I prefer it.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 06:28 PM   #6
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I like BitTornado. It has the option to throttle bandwidth and it doesn't eat as much memory as the java based Azureus client. The Azureus client is nice but it uses tons of memory which I don't have that much of at the moment.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 06:31 PM   #7
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Azureus *can* write to FAT32...

... You just need to activate the "Enable incremental file creation" option in the configuration. This is a known bug which will hopefully be fixed soon.

Other than that, Azureus rocks.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 11:43 PM   #8
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Cool Depends on your usage

btdownloadcurses.py btdownloadgui.py btdownloadxterm.sh
All of which are available in the default BitTorrent install.....for slackware they will be located "/usr/bin/"

If you would like to install BitTorrent from the slackware "extra" package it is available here:
bittorrent

You can use pkgtool to install the package or you can simply run "installpkg bittorrent", either of which you can do after you download the package or you can download while you install.

You also might want to check out:
Webmin - A web based systems administration utility.

Swaret - A package updating utility for Slackware. Very easy to use, no need for scripts just simply add a cron job or 2..... ;-)

Simple - A very cool theme for Webmin. Very minimal and clean, perfect for the remote admin on a dial-up.

Oh, and if you are running linux more as a desktop, Azureus does rock.

OK enough rambling....hope I was able to help a bit...

Last edited by mindmerge; 04-11-2006 at 12:00 AM.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 12:04 AM   #9
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Yes... Azureus is by far the most eye pleasing BT client I've tried. Check it out....

and yes, it starts a billion and one process and likes to eat memory. Eh... Thats java for ya.... 512 is ample memory to run Azureus and still multitask.....

Last edited by jong357; 09-03-2004 at 12:07 AM.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 02:28 AM   #10
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There's one main reason why learning to use the real BT client rules all. It's because you can just plop into a virtual console and run it, an then jump back into your X Windows and it's like the client isn't even running. You can log in and out of x windows without worry. Plus if x windows crashes you're still ok with your torrent. Plus it works fine, so why not use it?
 
Old 09-07-2004, 01:58 AM   #11
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For BitTorrent, Don't you need to install wxPython and stuff? I don't get that. I'm running Slackware 10, and I guess I need OpenGL in order to install wxPython. I'm not sure If I can install wxPython because I have an issue with my video CARDS(yes there are multiple, one is onboard...) I can't use my nVidia drivers because X windows won't start up. I'm afraid to start installing stuff like OpenGL, and find out that I've screwed up my linux installation. Can any of you help me with installing wxPython, and I guess wxWidgets. I don't really understand what I'm doing.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 03:12 AM   #12
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i just did get a torrent client gui running over the weekend
had to go with BitTornado...BitTorrent would not work as a gui (xterm worked fine)

this is what worked for me(just a compilation of the readme and searches):


>download wxPythonSrc-2.5.2.8 [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/w...2.5.2.8.tar.gz]
extract wxPythonSrc-2.5.2.8 directory from tar.gz
>cd ~/wxPythonSrc-2.5.2.8
>mkdir bld
>cd bld
>../configure --prefix=/opt/wx/2.5 --enable-rpath=/opt/wx/2.5/lib --with-gtk --with-opengl --enable-debug_flag --enable-optimize --enable-geometry --enable-sound --with-sdl --enable-display --enable-unicode
>create ".make"
>edit .make as follows:
make $* \
&& make -C contrib/src/gizmos $* \
&& make -C contrib/src/ogl CXXFLAGS="-DwxUSE_DEPRECATED=0" $* \
&& make -C contrib/src/stc $* \
&& make -C contrib/src/xrc $*
>chmod +x .make
>./.make
>su
>[password]
>./.make install
>edit /etc/profile:
add "/opt/wx/2.5/bin" to $PATH
>edit /etc/ld.so.conf:
add "/opt/wx/2.5/lib"
>ldconfig
>cd ~/wxPythonSrc-2.5.2.8/wxPython
>python setup.py WX_CONFIG=/opt/wx/2.5/bin/wx-config UNICODE=1 build_ext --inplace --debug
>python setup.py WX_CONFIG=/opt/wx/2.5/bin/wx-config UNICODE=1 install

-----

>download BitTornado-0.3.7 [http://e.scarywater.net/bt/download/...o-0.3.7.tar.gz]
>extract BitTornado-0.3.7
>cd ~/BitTornado-CVS
>su
>[password]
>python setup.py install
>edit /etc/mailcap:
change
application/x-bittorrent; /usr/bin/btdownloadxterm.sh '%s' ;
to
application/x-bittorrent; /usr/bin/btdownloadgui.py %s; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"
>edit /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/BitTornado/ConfigReader.py:
change lines 40-41
from:
_CHECKINGCOLOR = ColorToHex(wxSystemSettings_GetColour(wxSYS_COLOUR_3DSHADOW))
_DOWNLOADCOLOR = ColorToHex(wxSystemSettings_GetColour(wxSYS_COLOUR_ACTIVECAPTION))
to:
_CHECKINGCOLOR = ColorToHex(wxColour(155,156,157))
_DOWNLOADCOLOR = ColorToHex(wxColour(1,1,1))
>restart any browsers


if you can't use OpenGL don't use the "--with-opengl" flag

Last edited by kodon; 09-07-2004 at 03:18 AM.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 08:01 AM   #13
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Cool BitTorrent without wxpython

Quote:
Originally posted by LordRaven
For BitTorrent, Don't you need to install wxPython and stuff? I don't get that. I'm running Slackware 10, and I guess I need OpenGL in order to install wxPython. I'm not sure If I can install wxPython because I have an issue with my video CARDS(yes there are multiple, one is onboard...) I can't use my nVidia drivers because X windows won't start up. I'm afraid to start installing stuff like OpenGL, and find out that I've screwed up my linux installation. Can any of you help me with installing wxPython, and I guess wxWidgets. I don't really understand what I'm doing.
If you installed the package from the slackware ftp site (see above post) then you have everything you need. I like to use the "ncurses" client rather than the gui client, for a 'gui' client. ;-)

Anyhow here is the location of the ncurses client:
/usr/bin/btdownloadxterm.sh

If you add it to your web browser as a "helper application" when you click on a .torrent it will download in a terminal session with real time statistics...no need for grey wrapping. ;-)
application/x-bittorrent /usr/bin/btdownloadxterm.sh

Hope this helps you out a bit...
-james
 
  


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