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Old 05-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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qbittorrent 3.0.9 Install and Live Voyager 12.10 seed file


Hi:

I downloaded a new distribution that I would like to try.
Code:
Live.Voyager.12.10 desktop.64.iso.torrent (which is a bit torrent seed file)
Did some reading about thee seed file containg metadata-
This is new to me as I haven't worked with a torrent before and am in the process of using Google to learn more.

I have 'qbittorrent' on my system but it is an older version (2.9).
I'd like to install the new version which is in a tar.gz-
Code:
abittorrent-3.0.9.tar.gz
I have extracted it and read the READ ME file and this is what the Read Me file contains:


Code:
libtorrent (sometimes called rblibtorrent) by Arvid Norberg.

It aims to be a good alternative to all other bittorrent clients
out there. qBittorrent is fast, stable and provides unicode
support as well as many features.

This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from
http://maxmind.com/

Installation:
********************************
For installation, follow the instructions from INSTALL file, but simple:

./configure
make && make install
qbittorrent

will install and execute qBittorrent hopefully without any problem.

For more information please visit:
http://www.qbittorrent.org
I know the first step is to use my termianl and type:

Code:
ultimatecat@:~$ cd Downloads
ultimatecat@:~/Downloads$ ls
Live.Voyager.12.10.desktop.64.iso.torrent  qbittorrent-3.0.9
Packages                                   qbittorrent-3.0.9.tar.gz
ultimatecat@:~/Downloads$
Is this the next cmd in the process?
Code:
xdg-open INSTALL
Than proceed to :
Code:
./configure
make && make install
qbittorrent
(Never installed this way before as I have always used Synaptic or a .deb.run file along with chmod+x-)
Should all 3 of these cmd's configur, make && make install and qbittorent be copied and pasted all at once or individually one at a time?


About the bit torrent seed file (37.KB)
When the new application for manipulating this file is installed what is the difference between
-:-Open with qBittorrent (and)
-:-Open with Transmission Bittorrent Client?

I don't understand; kindly elaborate and provide a few details please.
In the meantime I'll be looking for a Linux tutorial.
 
Old 05-07-2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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Ok found this-
http://askubuntu.com/questions/25961...r-tar-bz2-file
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/compile...-ubuntu-linux/


Trying to help myself-
 
Old 05-08-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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More issues that I don't understand-

I went and downloaded a tar.gz of a theme and tried to un-tar/extract it (using the 'tar -zxvf' cmd) and now I'm getting an Error:

Code:
Cannot Open: No Such file or directory ERROR is not recoverable: exiting now
Thought I was using the correct cmd-
 
Old 05-09-2013, 04:24 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ztcoracat View Post
I downloaded a new distribution that I would like to try.
Code:
Live.Voyager.12.10 desktop.64.iso.torrent (which is a bit torrent seed file)
Did some reading about thee seed file containg metadata-
This is new to me as I haven't worked with a torrent before and am in the process of using Google to learn more.

I have 'qbittorrent' on my system but it is an older version (2.9).
I'd like to install the new version which is in a tar.gz-
Code:
abittorrent-3.0.9.tar.gz
IMO dont do this. If your curent distro is gettign securitry updates, just use the version in the repos.

IF you wanted/needed some feature that was in 3.0.9 but not 2.9, maybe its worth thinking about getting anewer version (or different distro) but I still wouldnt use a tar.gz file version. I might for a program that doesnt connect to the internet, but not for programs that do.

With the versions in your repos, you should recive security updates. Installing a tar file means no security updates. Not a good idea with a torent client. You'll need to manually install newer versions as they come out to be updated....

If you really, really must have the newest version, I'd try subversion (BTW I havent checked qbittorrent and svn).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ztcoracat View Post
About the bit torrent seed file (37.KB)
When the new application for manipulating this file is installed what is the difference between
-:-Open with qBittorrent (and)
-:-Open with Transmission Bittorrent Client?
Pretty obvious really, one will open the torrent file with qbittorrent, the other will open the file with tramission.
 
Old 05-09-2013, 04:39 AM   #5
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Isn't
Quote:
abittorrent-3.0.9.tar.gz
a typo?
Don't you mean qbittorrent-3.0.9.tar.gz?
jdk
 
Old 05-09-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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Quote:
Installing a tar file means no security updates. Not a good idea with a torent client. You'll need to manually install newer versions as they come out to be updated....
Now I understand why this is not a good practice.
Didn't know that-

You said:
Quote:
but I still wouldnt use a tar.gz file version. I might for a program that doesnt connect to the internet, but not for programs that do.
I know you have good reason for not doing this.

This torrent sounds like it could be a security risk:-

Don't want to assume anything.....I'm (thinking) that by allowing this torrent to connect could potentially break my OS or even worse infect it with a virus or Trojan? Is that possible?
 
Old 05-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Isn't
a typo?
Don't you mean qbittorrent-3.0.9.tar.gz?
jdk
Indeed a typo-
I meant: 'qbittorrent-3.0.9
 
Old 05-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #8
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Using the version of qbittorrent that I already had installed on my system worked.
I found that having the newest version of this application was not necessarily a 'must have'
The transmission took approx- 20 min's and I than had the ISO image of "Voyager"

Looking forward to interacting with the live DVD/Cd and sharing it with a friend of mine that has decided to turn away from Windows-

I now know that these two commands are to be ran one at a time. Not both at once-
Quote:
./configure
make && make install
My system is running stable and all is well-

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 05-11-2013 at 09:00 PM.
 
Old 05-18-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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Don't want to assume anything.....I'm (thinking) that by allowing this torrent to connect could potentially break my OS or even worse infect it with a virus or Trojan? Is that possible?
Very, very, very unlikely.

Unless you're running the torrent program with root permissions, it shouldnt be able to make any changes to your root filesystem, so your install should be fine.

More likely (but still very unlikely) is that you'll have a problem with the torrent you are downloading than with the OS you are running if from. Stll, even your client was hacked, you still shouldnt get a trojaned or other nasty in the torrented file. It could in theory be done, but its so unlikely that its not worth worring about.
 
Old 05-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #10
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I opened ClamTK and scanned my entire system anyway-
Code:
clamscan -r /
Just to be on the safe side.

You mentioned that "in theory it could be done"
Now that you have said it's not worth worrying about....I won't. Thank You Cascade
 
  


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