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Old 03-12-2005, 10:57 PM   #1
Randvegeta
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Problem Installing BitTorrent


Hi! Im still a bit of a Linux Newbie especialy when using it as a typical desktop machine as aposed to a server.

I use Mandrake 9.1 (No interest in Upgrading by the way) and have tried to install the bittorent program using the RPM on their site. When i ran it the first time it said installtion complete. When i downloaded a torrent it wouldnt run. I dont know where the bittorrent program is installed. can any one help me? I tried reinstalling but it said it was already installed.

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Old 03-12-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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Is my problem so difficult no one know whats wrong or is it so simple im not worth the time :S??
 
Old 03-12-2005, 11:37 PM   #3
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same thing happened to me, i got it installed but didnt kno the name of bittorrent to run, i just gave it up and got limewire,
 
Old 03-13-2005, 12:05 AM   #4
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WHAT? no 1 knows what to do! well that just wrong ! LOL

Limewire any good?
 
Old 03-13-2005, 12:18 AM   #5
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yo, it's been a while since I fiddled with bt cos my housemate does it all now, but I used the command line utilities for a while. From a console I _think_ I did:
$ btdownloadheadless torrentname.torrent --saveas <save location>
There's a load of other options you can use like upload limiting and such, you can see em by just doing btdownloadheadless with no arguments. I never used a gui so I know nothing about them if that's what you were looking for, but maybe this might get you started at least..
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:46 PM   #6
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For access to more than just the bittorrent network you might also want to consider mldonkey, a daemon that runs in the background and connects to both gnutella, bittorrent and edonkey networks.

Binaries available for most distributions, and runs in the background regardless of which user is logged into your Desktop. Comes with easy to use Web interface and KDE application (Kmldonkey)

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Old 03-13-2005, 06:57 PM   #7
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Did you associate the program with .torrent files in firefox (that is, assuming firefox is your browser)? Firefox asks the first time which program you want to open in. I find it better to save the torrent files somewhere first and the open them from within bittorrent.
Can you run btdownloadgui.py ?
If not, try downloading BitTorrent from the official page.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 10:56 AM   #8
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The question was where is it installed! I know youre trying to help and I appreciate it but if i knew WHICH file to open it in then i would have done that by now! But i dont even know where the RPM instaled it.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 11:00 AM   #9
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Hello! Ok i found the file but now it says i need to get python 2.3 or higher. How do i upgrade?
 
Old 03-14-2005, 11:22 AM   #10
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Get Azureus. You'll need java though...
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:10 PM   #11
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To know where RPM installed files
Code:
$ rpm -ql BitTorrent
/usr/bin/btdownloadcurses.py
/usr/bin/btdownloadgui.py
/usr/bin/btdownloadheadless.py
/usr/bin/btlaunchmany.py
....... und so weiter
But I guess you figured that out already.

You need Python and also wx (the GUI library). Installing them is easy
Code:
sudo yum install python
Code:
sudo yum install wxPython
The question is, how did you manage to install BitTorrent without them (did you perhaps add --nodeps to rpm?).

I also agree that Azureus is a better BitTorrent client, since it can diagnose network problems easier (and it also looks better )

EDIT: Well, stupid me! yum is for Fedora. The command in mandrake to install packages is different (although it works the same). I forgot what it was, though (urpmi perhaps?). Or you could just download Python and wx from their official homepages (www.python.org and www.wxwidgets.org)

Last edited by rpz; 03-14-2005 at 03:14 PM.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 10:45 AM   #12
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Python

Actualy I am unable to install Python correctly...it always fails... dunno why tho! Perhaps I will get Azerus and Java! Links any one?
 
Old 03-17-2005, 03:01 PM   #13
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google on Azureus....
 
  


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