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Old 06-28-2003, 02:47 PM   #1
QCompson
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Bittorrent problems galore


Hello all. I'm having troubles installing bittorrent. I'm running Mandrake 9.1.

Here's what I've done so far:
installed python 2.2.3
installed wxPythonSrc 2.4.1.2
untarred bittorrent in my home directory
edited /etc/mailcap and entered line as instructed

These steps have yielded these results:

- When I click on a bittorrent link in a webpage (konqueror), it asks me which application to open the file with. I point it to btdownloadgui.py. It then opens a download box and downloads the actual torrent file itself to a temp directory. That's it.

- When I go to the location of that bittorrent file and try to open it with btdownloadgui.py, something a bit more promising occurs: a btdownloadgui.py application box appears in my taskbar (but nothing on the desktop itself), the little hourglass whirls around, and then... nothing.

What am I doing wrong? Is it a problem with bittorrent, my browser (tried mozilla, same thing), wxpython, an evil hex? How can I troubleshoot this disaster? I have seen mention in the forum of people running bittorrent from the command line, but I am unsure of how to do this.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 09:35 PM   #2
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I installed the Bittorrent rpm's from Texstar today, then downloaded a .torrent file to my desktop. I associated the file with btdownloadgui.py clicked on it, chose where I wanted to save it to, and everything worked great.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:12 AM   #3
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I tried installing the rpm's... was successful with the bittorrent-3.2.1b-3mdk.noarch.rpm, but the bittorrent-gui file led me to dependency hell. Is there a way to run it without the gui?
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:24 AM   #4
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Try updating the libs from texstar.

Last edited by Stewage; 07-01-2003 at 01:42 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 04:06 AM   #5
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I think I understand the process, BUT

I think I understand the process of associating the files with the bitdownload.py file or whatever, and I've installed the necessary libraries (as far as I know). Problem is, when I install the rpm, I don't know how to tell it where to install it to, so I can't FIND that bitdownload.py file, nor any of the other install files (if there are any).
 
Old 08-18-2003, 06:09 PM   #6
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if linux is so much better than windows then why do i have to find and install multiple things to get a simple program????

on windows all i had to do was click about 3 times to get bit torrent working right. and all their downloads were in simple computer talk, none of this /edit/.isuck type of shit
 
Old 09-01-2003, 05:52 PM   #7
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btfaq.com

QCompson, I found somewhere in the faq at btfaq.com that the BitTorrent documentation is erroneous--in your /etc/mailcap file the following is the correct line:

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

The '--responsefile' parameter was left out of the INSTALL.unix.txt in the tarball I downloaded.

I still have a similar problem to what you reported though--I get a download window, then nothing happens. If I save the .torrent file, then open it in the terminal (/usr/bin/btdownloadcurses.py file.torrent) it works. I'd love it if it would work in XWindows--anyone have any solutions?

Oh, and if it helps, I'm running RedHat 9. I have the file associations set correctly, I'm pretty sure. Thanks anyone.

-Marc
 
Old 09-01-2003, 05:58 PM   #8
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if linux is so much better than windows then why do i have to find and install multiple things to get a simple program????

on windows all i had to do was click about 3 times to get bit torrent working right. and all their downloads were in simple computer talk, none of this /edit/.isuck type of shit
Then use windows. Who said you have to use linux?
 
Old 10-10-2003, 03:00 PM   #9
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if linux is so much better than windows then why do i have to find and install multiple things to get a simple program????

on windows all i had to do was click about 3 times to get bit torrent working right. and all their downloads were in simple computer talk, none of this /edit/.isuck type of shit

Hi, new on this forum.

Linux is better in the sense of stability(like when u know you build something yourself, you know how well you build it, where as windows is build by the packages itself, which means thats there could bundle junk like adware onto it and you would not know), cost effectiveness(linux doesn't need top of the class p4 cpu to run on, u can run linux on a 486-DX(very old CPU) if u want), powerful command line...security....etc

I think what you meant by better is user friendliness, linux is getting to the user friendly bit with other windows like releases(lindows...etc) and also the introduction of rpms a few years ago and better x windows environment. i have to admit linux is not as user friendly as compare to windows XP, but it's and alternative to having not to forged out AUD$200+ for win XP home plus the hassle of getting the registration for XP.

but your implied point is very valid, linux is still an infant compare to windows installation of simple program, but and infant will grow up sooner or later.

Sorry for bad english and/or if u think this is a flame.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 04:54 AM   #10
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Okay, I have read that you guys are havingtrouble with torrnt links in mozilla and konqueror? Well, in my windoze days, I had a single folder that I right clicked and saved all my torrent files to. Then when I wanted to start a torrent, I would simply right click and click Burst! (that was the client I used on windoze.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:15 AM   #11
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There is an active community to help you figure it out. The challenge is part of the reward of using Linux personally, I have found. You work closer to the core workings of the OS on a daily basis.
 
  


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