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Old 06-28-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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Bittorent instalation

Hi everyone. I'm running Suse 10.1 for some days now and I'm quite happy with it. I have downloaded and installed several programms, codecs etc, and everything works great. I needed a torrent client so I downloaded the latest .rpm from the Bittorent site and tried to install it. I still haven't figure out how you can do this using the terminal, but when you right click on the file there's an option "Open with install software" or "Install with Yast" and that's how I have succesfully installed all the other programs (Amule, Nero etc.). So when I tried to do this with Bittorent, here's what happened:
1."Open with install software": I get the error
Updating BitTorrent-4.0.3-17.x86_64[System packages] to BitTorrent-4.20.1-1.noarch[Local packages]
There are no installable providers of python-crypto >= 2.0 for BitTorrent-4.20.1-1.noarch[Local packages]
2."Install with Yast": Installation goes ok, I can search and find the program through
Yast-Software management, but I can't find it anywhere installed.
So was the installation ok? And if it is how can I access the program?
Thank you!
Old 06-28-2006, 08:30 PM   #2
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You don't actually open bittorrent. When you go to download a torrent file it will give you the option of opening it with bittorent and then it will open and start the download process. Or at least that's how it worked for me. I had no luck with Bittorrent and switched to Bittornado, even though I have heard nothing but praise for Bittorent.
Old 06-29-2006, 06:43 AM   #3
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From the command line as root you can do:
rpm -ivh filename.rpm
But, I'd recommend you use your distro package manager to install software.

For using torrents, you download a .torrent file and open it with a torrent client application like bittorrent or azureus or btdownload* executables.


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