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Old 08-10-2004, 07:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy BitTorrent Doesn't Work!!! Help!!!

Hey all.

I need to download an iso through bittorrent so I installed bittorrent and bittorrent-gui through yum. But, I cannot get either to launch through a terminal and when I double click on a .torrent file I have downloaded it doesn't automatically load. I tried installing BitTornado from source and gave up.

Oh, and in case there is an easy answer to this, I am still fairly new to Linux so please don't think I'm an idiot :P.
Old 08-10-2004, 07:50 AM   #2
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Try azureus available here:
Follow the install instructions and you shouldn't have any problems
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:57 AM   #4
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try this... after u install

To integrate the client with your web browser, it will be necessary to associate files of type "application/x-bittorrent" with the BitTorrent client. You will need to add a line such as the following to your /etc/mailcap file:

application/x-bittorrent; /usr/local/bin/ --responsefile %s; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"

Note that you should substitute the correct path for the location in which you installed the source tarball. If don't have wxPython or would prefer to use one of the text-mode clients you can replace with or Also note there's an error in the INSTALL.unix.txt file, which is missing the --responsefile argument.



Konqueror ----> goto menu ---> configure Konqueror ---> file types ---> add new ---> .torrent----> [with the installed path]...

that shud do....

for more info read this...

Old 08-10-2004, 10:11 AM   #5
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dont know if its of any help but i only wanted to use it once so i downloaded the .torrent file, untarred the BitTorrent source and ran

./ /path/to/file.torrent

much simpler than fiddling about and installing it.
Old 08-10-2004, 10:23 AM   #6
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Hey, thanks everyone for all of the help. I've got Azureus running, works great, I like it even better than BitTorrent or BitTornado (I've used them in Windows before). Anyways, I'm in a hurry so I havent bother trying to integrate it with my browser but I'll try that when I get home. Anyways, tty all later.
Old 08-13-2004, 07:52 PM   #7
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It's really not hard. With Firefox all I did was click on a torrent link, a popup appeared asking what did I want to do with this file. I just tol dit to open it with azueurs, and to do that automatically. Simple.


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