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Old 08-22-2003, 12:50 AM   #1
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BitTorrent with RH 9.0


hi there,

I've recognized that many sites already started to support BitTorrent downloads. I've once tried to install BitTorrent but I must have failed because nothing worked for it.

I'm sure there are people out there that are running RH 9.0 and BitTorrent. Could you tell me how you got BitTorrent to work?

Like if I should get the source tarball, or the "regular tgz.bg2", then what I should do step by step - which files to edit etc...

This thread could be good for other 1000 readers as well - who knows

Thanks again for all your help in advance guys!!!
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:53 AM   #2
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you need to find the source (go to www.fangirlfriday.com and follow links) then after you d-load the source it is perl i think. look for a .pl script, type ./whatever.pl build
then ./whater.pl install
then it creates the progs, there is btwhatever curses (terminal0 and a gi one I never got working (terminal works very well though) hope that helps
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:05 AM   #3
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I downloaded the source tarball from the official site

i did

tar -zxvf BiTTorre....

it extracted all into a BitTorren....something folder

I went into it and I see no .pl file

drwxrwxr-x 2 soldier soldier 4096 Mar 28 19:34 BitTorrent
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 1366 Mar 28 21:11 bittorrent.nsi
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 5728 Mar 17 13:26 btcompletedirgui.py
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 1212 Mar 17 13:26 btcompletedir.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 6441 Mar 27 23:14 btdownloadcurses.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 7817 Mar 27 22:35 btdownloadgui.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 3014 Mar 17 13:26 btdownloadheadless.py
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 554 Jul 14 2002 btdownloadlibrary.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 12290 Mar 27 23:14 btlaunchmanycurses.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 4107 Mar 27 19:05 btlaunchmany.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 4209 Mar 29 18:57 btmakemetafile.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 657 Mar 17 13:26 btreannounce.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 858 Mar 17 13:26 btrename.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 1800 Mar 17 13:26 btshowmetainfo.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 439 Mar 27 20:10 bttest.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 194 Mar 17 13:26 bttrack.py
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 765 Mar 28 01:11 BUILD.windows.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 965 Jan 28 2003 completedir.nsi
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 376 Mar 27 21:05 credits.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 1915 Jun 24 2002 FAQ.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 781 Mar 29 15:01 INSTALL.unix.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 1182 Jun 24 2002 LICENSE.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 319 Jul 14 2002 MANIFEST.in
drwxrwxr-x 4 soldier soldier 4096 Mar 28 19:34 osx
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 4124 Jan 7 2003 README.txt
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 829 Mar 17 13:34 setup.py
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 133 Jun 30 2002 todo.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 soldier soldier 197 Mar 17 13:34 wincompletedirsetup.py
-rwxrwxr-x 1 soldier soldier 191 Mar 17 13:34 winsetup.py

and in BitTorrent's folder I only see .py files

what shall I do from here hehe
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:11 AM   #4
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ok, sorry, not perl, python. first try reading the readme and the install.unix

but here you go:
type ./ setup.py build
./setup.py install
then to run type eahter:
btdownloadgui(.py?) torrent file - gui mode
btdownloadcurses(.py?) torrent file - terminal
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:29 AM   #5
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woohoo!! thanks a lot!

I got it to work ...I think at least...

I tried to download some of those "fangirlfriday" short movies...but one wouldn't start and the other would refuse connection...

is it just my system? or is it because the torrent file is not working anymore?

could you give me a working torrent (any kind of file) so I can test it to see if it's really downloading something? pppleeease hehe.....thanks a lot exodist!

WAY TO GO!!!
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:33 AM   #6
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those should work, try typing ldconfig or try rebooting and try it again, those fgf ones I ave d-loaded mysefl (fgf is fangirlfriday - I am a guy, but fangirlfriday does the best job) it probably is working I get lots of errors to but every third time or so it works then every once in a while when it is d-loading it will have an error but keep going.

I think it is fine
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:40 AM   #7
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hehe, you're rigth...I tried it a second time (I thought maybe someone else was currently downloading it or somethng...so when I tried it the second time...i started to connect and it's currently downloading!

so it's owkring

i'm just wondering

it says

dl sped: 196.7 KB/s (which varies of course from time to time)
ul speed: 20.4 KB/s

I didn't know it's also uploading...and if it is..what is it uploading lol

maybe you can tell me that too
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:51 AM   #8
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bittorrent basically is a web, there is a starter person that starts it, then another d-loads it, as they d-load it they help send what they have already d-loaded to the next person. this way everyone contibutes bandwidth, and you lucky bast*rd I am on 56k it never tops 2.5k each way. and often drops to 0 because of firewall.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:55 AM   #9
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hehe, so I assume it'll continue uploading even I've already gotten my file successfully until I abort it (CTRL + C in this case)

am I correct?

hehe

yeah..I'm a real bastard...although I wish I still had my 480KB/s with AT&T like a year ago hehe

 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:59 AM   #10
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yes that is correct, and sence you have the bandwidth please keep torrent d-loads open as long as you can to help out, also you can resume by saving over old file (typing the command again)

btw are you usign gui or curses?
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:07 AM   #11
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i don't know how gui looks like, but I prefer curses which i'm currrently using

hehe

did a ln -s ... /bin/btdownloadcurses before I started downloading that movie..

and woohoo..it downloaded perfectly fine... i guess i'll have to get more stuff through torrent from now on...even the new ISOs for other distros
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:25 AM   #12
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yup, btw that show inuyasha, ti is good, use kaza or something to get 1-118 then use fgf for whatever you can. the show is so awesome, still being made in japan because it is so popular there and here.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:33 AM   #13
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coool!!
I'll look into it ..hhee...thanks again!!
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:41 AM   #14
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inuyasha has been converted to english up to episode 40, but japanese has up to 122 I think and 2 movies, a new ep comes out each week and is quickly braught to us by fansubbers in insane quality, and it plays great in mplayer (www.mplayerhq.hu) the media player for linux.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:44 AM   #15
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I'm watching 119 rigth at this moment - downloaded torrent through their site, then completely downloaded, playing through mplayer - works just great even with subtitle (which already came with the .avi itself since didn't have to load any subtitle file) and yeah...wooohoo..great quality...

now don't disturb me..let me finish watching this one lol

 
  


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