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Old 01-26-2012, 04:30 AM   #1
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Question .tar.gz and utorrent


NO. I know about qtorrent. utorrent is the sister program to the official bittorent client named Bittorrent ( which doesn't support Linux ) which was created by a genius named Bram Cohen who shamelessly programmed his older verions to display a picture of some gangly, long-haired, stoner nerd every time the client started up. I know he has an expensive haircut now and got a real job like his big brother Bob but he is still a genius.

utorrent comes packed in a .tar.gz package or a tarball or whatever it is called. I would be eternally greatful if someone could tell me how to install my favorite bittorent client in Mint. Z/Z

P.S.: I'll try not to ask some many noobish questions in the future.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 05:15 AM   #2
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Ok, utorrent for Linux, is not the same as utorrent for Windows.
Its not a standalone gui application. it is a server, access by a web interface. A lot like the now defunct torrentflux.

Short answer is: What you have is a compressed archive that needs to be decompressed.
From the directory you download it:
Code:
$ tar -xvf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz
$ cd utorrent-server-v3
$ ./utserver -daemon     # to run it in the background, you can omit this and press ctrl + c to quit at any time
From there, you would want to open a browser window and point it to http://localhost:8080 to get to the web interface. Although, i get an "invalid request" when i get to that point.

If all you want to do is download torrents, I would recommend deluge, as being on par with utorrent, and has a similar feel to it. You should be able to install deluge from the package manager.
 
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:16 AM   #3
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Hm, I guess it sort of works with WINE.

Code:
sudo apt-get install wine
wget http://download.utorrent.com/3.1/utorrent.exe
chmod +x utorrent.exe
./utorrent.exe &
# Profit
I just use the transmission client, works fine.
 
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:02 AM   #4
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Ok, utorrent for Linux, is not the same as utorrent for Windows.
Its not a standalone gui application. it is a server, access by a web interface. A lot like the now defunct torrentflux.
I think I am beginning to understand what they mean when they say Linux is NOT Windows. Other than my experience with my 128k BASIC computer and ms-dos all my experiences with computing have been coloured/corrupted by the Windows OS. Because of this and the fact I have OCD I am attempting to understand Linux (a penguin-shaped peg) by forcing it through a butterfly-shaped hole. In a way I made the mistake at some point of making computing and the internet only interprettable from a windows-user standpoint.

Essentially Windows and Linux are two different tools that I am trying to use based on how one of the tools works. Sort of like trying to use a scalpel (Linux) as if it were a hammer (windows).

Now that I have figured that out I guess I'll hit the tutorials on Linux and see if I can do some catch-up and learn how to use my fancy new scalpel. Took me 60 bloody posts to wrap my head around that Z/Z

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:13 AM   #5
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DUDE!
Transmission torrent is already pre installed in most distros. Transmission torrent is far better than many windows torrent clients and it was developed for Linux and Mac users. Transmission torrent is super fast, very lightweight and very very easy to use. lots of security is also built in. If you don't like Transmission torrent something is not right with you.

Good luck
 
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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I love deluge, you might want to give it a try.
 
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:18 AM   #7
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Like I said... I need moar orientation with Linux. Case in point I have never ever heard of Transmission torrent and I saw Deluge mentioned in a separate thread only once before. This is why I need to change my perspective and stop judging Linux by Windows standards.

It would also be greatly beneficial if I had friends who used Linux so we could collaborate and help each other through Linux related tasks and obstacles but I do not.

This forum is uber but there is significant time delay and conflicting opinions about how to resolve issues and some suggestions require more Linux experience than I have.

No idea how viable IRC is but as I recall they do not like noobs AND I learned the hard way how vulnerable a computer is when using an IRC client in the past.

If Teamviewer ran as fast in windows as it does in Linux I would just throw Mint onto a netbook and switch between the 2 OS's seemlessly but team is slow in win so maybe I have to set up a vbox... I suppose I could throw win 7 starter into a vbox from Mint.

Tackling Linux from scratch is difficult. Z/Z
 
Old 01-26-2012, 09:32 AM   #8
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Transmission is under your internet tools applications. but you can fire it up by going to your favorite torrent site click on the download torrent link and the OS will prompt you to open it with the installed version of torrent client.

Good luck to you!

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #9
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If I relied on luck I would have died long ago. But I appreciate the sentiment Z/Z
 
Old 01-27-2012, 01:24 AM   #10
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If Teamviewer ran as fast in windows as it does in Linux I would just throw Mint onto a netbook and switch between the 2 OS's seemlessly but team is slow in win so maybe I have to set up a vbox... I suppose I could throw win 7 starter into a vbox from Mint.
Both Linux, and Windows support the VNC protocol, there are clients for both. Which does the same thing as team viewer. RealVNC and TightVNC spring to mind. As clients.
 
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:44 AM   #11
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Thank you. I'll mark those down to look into. Z/Z
 
  


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