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Old 02-13-2005, 10:24 AM   #1
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using Bittorrent to upgrade Slackware


I got the the torrent file from Slackware. How may I compile or run Bittorrent?

I have Slackware Linux.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 02-13-2005, 11:26 AM   #2
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the .torrent file isn't the program, so you have to download the bittorrent client first
 
Old 02-13-2005, 11:34 AM   #3
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ok I downloaded the source code for bittorrent. Now how do I compile or run it?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 02-13-2005, 12:30 PM   #4
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Actually if You have the 3rd Slack 10 cd, there is a /extra directory, containing usefull programs, like K3b and bittorent. In slackware you install a *.tgz package with the command: installpkg, in case you don't know it.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 12:32 PM   #5
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ok I downloaded the source code for bittorrent. Now how do I compile or run it?

Thanks in advance!
I'm not sure what you mean. You mean a slackware source package, or just a tar.gz from a site.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 02:29 PM   #6
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I only got the first 2 CD's for slackware. I downloaded bittorrent at this site. Where it say's 3.9.1 I downloaded "source code".
 
Old 02-13-2005, 02:39 PM   #7
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I would advise you to download this:
http://www.slackware.com/pb/download...3.4.2-noarch-1

But if you still want to proceed with the one you downloaded raed this from lq tutorials section:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=15
 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:35 PM   #8
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Ok I downloaded the package. And installed bittorrent. How may I run it and download slackware?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:31 AM   #9
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Sorry for not replying. Did you manage to download slackware? I never used bittorent in linux, but it shouldn't be so hard. Download the header file of slackware and read the manpage. There is a small Readme file in the folder of the bittorent package:ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/linux/slackwar...torrent/README. I live in Athens and use the ntua (National Technical Univercity of Athens) mirror you see above to download linux distros, which has a good bandwith, at least for me.
 
  


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