LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-06-2003, 01:04 AM   #1
ereeno
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: New Westminster BC, Canada
Distribution: mandrake 9.1
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy p2p that actually works??


i can't get kazaa lite to work under WINE

xmule doesn't compile

apollon requires fasttrack, which requires giFT, which requires libtool, which doesn't compile

does anyone know of a package of some sort that will allow me to easily set up a p2p program in linux?? this is really getting frustrating. i have to go over to windoze just to download a song.

thanks for any suggestions.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 01:15 AM   #2
newbe45
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: fedora, gentoo
Posts: 128

Rep: Reputation: 15
I am using limewire. You have to install a java virtual enviroment. The only bad thing about limewire is there are not that many files on it. And it only displays the file name under search.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 01:27 AM   #3
DigitalTygrrr
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: /home/BillyGoatStrut
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian "Sarge", Mac OS X
Posts: 110

Rep: Reputation: 15
I use lopster. It uses opennap servers and has a listing for the WinMX peer network...although I've never been able to connect to WinMX. It's an easy install and I've been very happy with the results.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 02:00 AM   #4
ereeno
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: New Westminster BC, Canada
Distribution: mandrake 9.1
Posts: 58

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
i can't get either of those to work.

i got a limewire rpm and it says it's already installed when i know it isn't

if i > locate limewire it finds nothing.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 02:11 AM   #5
yowwww
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 533

Rep: Reputation: 30
try looking at the software page of the link below, there are several P2P options there, none will compare with kazaa(lites) database for mp3's but each has its advantages.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 02:12 AM   #6
newbe45
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: fedora, gentoo
Posts: 128

Rep: Reputation: 15
hmmm
I don't know what to tell you? I will put some instructions on here for you maybe u arte doing something wrong.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 02:15 AM   #7
newbe45
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: fedora, gentoo
Posts: 128

Rep: Reputation: 15
Did you get the java enviroment ?

(http://www.java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp
 
Old 08-06-2003, 02:28 AM   #8
Pwcca
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Florida, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 169

Rep: Reputation: 30
Maybe i'm just cynical, but I'll never bother with anything other than KaZaa (fasttrack network) for P2P. There are relatively few people using the other networks; so I can't really get the deviant porn I like. We really need the masses using KaZaa to supply the community with content. Try getting them to use eDonkey or whatever.... I have a windows box just for KaZaa and a couple of games because I've given up trying to get it to work on linux.

Don't get me wrong; I've gotten it to work under Wine several times, but for some reason with each new version of wine, the same windows apps may or may not run. ...and I'm too much of a dumbass to document what i'm doing, so it's frustrating. But, take a look at sites such as frankscorner, which have some tutorials on getting kazaa lite working under linux.

And when I got it to work, it worked really really well... just dont stir the air too much and try not to adjust the lighting in the room or your whole box might crash.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 03:14 AM   #9
Crashed_Again
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Distribution: Ubuntu & Arch
Posts: 3,503

Rep: Reputation: 57
gtk-gnutella...hands down the best native linux p2p application.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:15 AM   #10
crashmeister
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Distribution: t2 - trying to anyway
Posts: 2,541

Rep: Reputation: 47
mldonkey - get a static build if the dynamic doesn't work.Anyway sounds more like a problem with your box than the p2p apps since nothing compiles.

Last edited by crashmeister; 08-06-2003 at 06:19 AM.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:54 AM   #11
MasterC
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 68
For quite some time I too had to reboot for the sole purpose of P2P (though I hated Kazaa and Used Grokster). I tried to get by with the Gnutella network, that definitely didn't cut it, the apps for that are things like LimeWire and Gtk-Gnutella. Finally I was able to get giFT working with giFTcurs as my front end on a Gentoo setup. It has been the GREATEST thing for P2P that I've found since I started the whole thing back with Imesh Napster and Wrapster (yeah, you guys remember Wrapster right?).

I'd say see about getting whatever you need going to get giFT installed, really I love it and with FastTrack/OpenFT/Gnutella as a working pool of files to choose from, it's been GREAT! I've also heard great things from the mldonkey crowd, so if you can get that running, I'm sure it's at least equally as good (but I'm very content with my working giFT setup I don't worry about it ).

Cool
 
Old 08-06-2003, 10:36 PM   #12
Pwcca
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Florida, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 169

Rep: Reputation: 30
hey, I noodled with Gift for a bit myself, but I gave up and moved on before I could get it running. What front-end have you had the most success with, Master? Does it really support FastTrack??? If so, that would be a MAJOR development for linux p2p. I read that it supported FastTrack at one time but no longer does. Care you set the record straight?
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:14 AM   #13
MasterC
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 68
I can get on no problem. Again, the only luck I've had was with Gentoo though, the ebuild in there is definitely a working/good one. You will need to also compile/emerge in the fasttrack plugin, but that's all with Gentoo The best part of it all, I don't even need to reboot from Slack to use it. I ebuild it in Gentoo, inside a chroot'd env, and then chroot into that partition to run that

Maybe it's just me, but I don't think I ever was able to do that in windoze

Cool
 
Old 08-07-2003, 01:35 AM   #14
Pwcca
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Florida, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 169

Rep: Reputation: 30
wow.. i'm gonna give giFT another try then. I still have windows for neverwinter nights toolkit and a few other games, but a native linux p2p with multiple protocol support including fast track is what i've been waiting for!

speaking of giFT and kazaa.... check this out :
http://apollon.sourceforge.net/

Last edited by Pwcca; 08-07-2003 at 02:06 AM.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 02:19 AM   #15
MasterC
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 68
I'm a command line type a guy, but even so, I believe giFTcurs is the best front end I've come across so far. You don't need a big old fat gui to download things, just to watch videos is that's what you get. giFTcurs is an excellent front end, low resource using, for giFT.

Cool
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mounting works, playing music works, reading tags doesn't Celettu Linux - Newbie 7 08-23-2006 01:27 PM
apache works, website works, but not from outside? kahn Linux - Software 7 08-05-2005 03:38 AM
Risk of Linux P2P vs. Windows P2P software snatale1 Linux - Software 2 12-04-2004 08:14 PM
Strange USB problems - it works AND it works not Nightfrost Linux - Hardware 2 10-07-2004 07:07 PM
I need a P2P that works behind a FIREWALLED port-blocked college network! shassouneh Linux - Networking 3 04-05-2002 02:34 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration