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Old 09-04-2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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rTorrent wont download

I'm using rtorrent and have several torrents successfully downloaded with it. However I have one torrent that doesn't want to start downloading. At first it said
Could not create directory "./torrentdirectory" File not found
(or something to that effect). So I removed the torrent from rtorrent and tried to load it again after manually creating then chmod 777 the directory. Now it says
Could not open file "./torrentdirectory/torrentfile.avi" No such file or directory
I've tried searching on google and could only find a few posts about the problem, and those all appear to have tried chmod 777 but with no luck either

edit: weird, so I just nano torrentfile.avi, wrote the blank text, then chmod 777 and it started right up. So I guess this is solved lol

edit2: err the file started downloading but then rtorrent crashed > I'll try running it without screen this time so I can see why it crashed

edit3: well I restarted rtorrent and reloaded the file and after a hash check and being only 30% done it went ahead and finished the other 70%. I installed utorrent though aptitude but it didn't have put a ~/.rtorrent.rc file and rtorrent mentions this on startup. Could this be the reason for the issue?

Last edited by w00ly; 09-04-2010 at 01:21 PM.
Old 09-14-2010, 05:59 PM   #2
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Here's an easy way to check: Make one.

In this article I found the following:

In Ubuntu, the sample rtorrent configuration file is hiding at /usr/share/doc/rtorrent/examples/rtorrent.rc. Copy one for your own perusal, and give it the proper hidden file prefix.

cp /usr/share/doc/rtorrent/examples/rtorrent.rc ~/.rtorrent.rc

Edit, 2010-05-07: Please remember that this post was written a few years ago, and the configuration file for the current, vanilla rtorrent may be different from what you see here. K.Mandla


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