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Old 08-01-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy BitTorrent Download

I recently downloaded BitTorrent-5.0.8-1-Python2.4noarch.rpm. This is the only version on the BitTorrent site. It won't install and gave the message that it was unable to resolve dependencies.

I am running core7 on an Acer Aspire 3500 laptop.

Is there a version out there in never-never land that will install at the push of a button?
Old 08-01-2007, 04:55 PM   #2
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Can you not use yum to get it from Fedora's repositories?
Old 08-01-2007, 09:49 PM   #3
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Question Using YUM

Well, now, yup, I could if I knew what YUM was and how to use it to get BitTorrent from the Fedora whatsis. I am beginning to believe that a broad knowledge of how Linux functions should provide an automatic membership in Mensa.
Old 08-01-2007, 10:56 PM   #4
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Mensa? Nope, but it sure helps if you take the trouble to read at least an introduction to Fedora. Yum is so basic that it is certain to be covered. Anyway, to save you the reading:

- open up a terminal (It's an item on the Applications menu)
- become root (only root has permission to install software) by typing this into the terminal:
su -
(supply root password when requested)
- then you perform the install by typing:
yum install bittorrent

But if you don't like the command line, you can just go to Applications >Add/remove software; the terminal will give you more information when something goes wrong so there are times when the command line really is the better choice.
Old 08-02-2007, 01:27 PM   #5
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Fedora Core 7 comes with a version of BitTorrent. Did you check the upgrade/install option under applications? Go to your menu and click Applications >> Add/Remove Software. You need the root password or do it as root but once your in you can search for BitTorrent or just go to the internet applications and check off the package you want.
Old 08-03-2007, 07:37 AM   #6
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BitTorrent install

My thanks to both of you. I was able to do the yum install which worked.


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