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Old 03-08-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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BitTorrent on linux? install help?


I am finding out that installing bitTorrent on linux is not as easy as it seems, as with the OS in general.. Any advice from anyone? I actualy have the file BitTorrent-5.2.0.tar.gz I can untar it, but when i do ./install_nix.sh it gives me a bunch of stuff about not having python yada yada yada, so i try to download python, i dunno if i got the right one, i downloaded it and installed it, still no luck installing bittorrent. I am leaving this in the hands of you linux gurus, please help :'(
 
Old 03-08-2008, 11:10 PM   #2
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You could try apps like ktorrent, Azureus and Deluge.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 11:23 PM   #3
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okay i downloaded the file ktorrent-3.0.0.tar.bz2 for some reason i cant

tar -zxvpf ktorrent-3.0.0.tar.bz2

bash-3.1# tar -zxvpf ktorrent-3.0.0.tar.bz2.gz
tar: ktorrent-3.0.0.tar.bz2.gz: Cannot read: Is a directory
tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
bash-3.1#
 
Old 03-09-2008, 08:56 AM   #4
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To extract tar.bz2 files, do
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tar xjvf somefile.tar.bz2
One thing you could so, is use the prebuilt packages from linuxpackages.
 
Old 03-09-2008, 09:05 AM   #5
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ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ft...extra/ktorrent

Just download the official build, installpkg, and go.
 
  


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