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Old 04-12-2006, 08:15 AM   #1
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Question What would be a nice P2P program? I've tried out...


I want to know what would be a nice P2P program. I've tried out many and here's what happened. Note that I do installs from the RpmDrake tool in my distro, or from tarball, preference in that order

LimeWire: I have Java Runtime Environment 1.5, but whenver I install using the RPM, no entry shows up in the menu or even in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin. I've downloaded it many times and every time I try to install, it says 'Everything already installed'. Typing limewire in console reults in 'command not found'. And since it doesn't show up on 'Remove Software' list, I can't try a clean install

Xnap: Installs fine, creates menu entry but it never starts. It shows 'Starting Xnap' for a long time and then goes away.

Phex: After opening the zip file, there's nothing I can figure out! Where's the configure script or executable? There are just many folders and subfolders, containing '.class' files, that's it.

Appollon: Installation failed due to some missing dependency, but I don't know gow to bypass it's graphical interface.

Gtk-Gnutella: It said that installed successfully, but nothing in /usr/bin etc.

I've tried many others too, but these are the main ones I remember. The only one I can successfully install and use is Mutella (installed from tarball), but I could only use it's command line interface, couldn't figure out how to start GUI. I also have Azureus and BitTorrent, they work fine, but I want a non-BitTorrent client too.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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limewire runs for me, it's run with limewire.sh though on my system, try a
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locate limewire.sh
I use that and bittorrent, works a charm

xnap - run from the console, get error outputs, then we can advise.

never used the others
 
Old 04-12-2006, 08:29 AM   #3
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'locate limewire.sh' didn't find anything.

Problem with BitTorrent is, the files give the whole collection, without the option of individual files, which I desire.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 08:32 AM   #4
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Xnap is a piece of cake. All you need is the xnap2.5r3.jar file. Put it in /usr/local/bin/. Create a launcher with the command "java -jar /usr/local/bin/xnap2.5r3.jar"
 
Old 04-12-2006, 08:40 AM   #5
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To find if limewire is installed, do
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rpm -qa | grep -i limewire
Post the results of running that command. I have never had a problem with the rpm on Mandriva, Suse or Fedora Core. On Mandriva, you have to create your own menu entry.

Another good file sharing client is mldonkey.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 10:05 AM   #6
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Reply to redazz: Showed nothing, just stopped for a while and then went on to new line for any other command.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 03:33 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by greatquizzard
Reply to redazz: Showed nothing, just stopped for a while and then went on to new line for any other command.
It seems like something got borked in the rpm database if rpm can't find LimeWire but then refuses to install it because it thinks its already there. What I suggest you do is install LimeWire using the force command. Make sure you have java installed, then do
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#rpm -Uvh --nodeps --force LimeWireLinux.rpm
The command to start LimeWire is simply "limewire".
 
Old 04-12-2006, 08:03 PM   #8
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You may wish to try Nicotine, a SoulSeek derivative. Requires python to work. Great application.

SoulSeek is a very specific community of people, mostly electronic/ambient/noise/idm etc... however you can find most anything on there.

As for LimeWire I cannot help you, I do not use.

The command line version of Gnutella is GREAT. If it works for you then learn how to use it.

Scott
 
Old 04-13-2006, 09:08 AM   #9
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Exclamation Reply to redazz

I tried what you said, forcing an install. It didn't install and here's what it gave back.

Code:
[root@localhost Packages]# rpm -Uvh --nodeps --force LimeWireLinux.rpm
error: LimeWireLinux.rpm: MD5 digest: BAD Expected(195927c8f8766017d964c48e53ca7d44) != (bb9e023650554bc8f22a077bdb719438)
error: LimeWireLinux.rpm cannot be installed
[root@localhost Packages]#
When I'd tried from RpmDrake GUI tool, it never told about any bad md5 checksums. Also, just to make sure, I also deleted and downloaded Limewire again, same problem. I tried a different source for the download too, problem persisted.

Reply to ScottReed: SoulSeek doesn't seem to be too enticing in it's content. And as a noob, I would like to start using command line versions a little later.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 04:03 PM   #10
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Try using a download manager if the package keeps getting corrupted.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 03:01 AM   #11
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Well, I am using Mozilla Firefox's download manager.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 03:25 AM   #12
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Well, I am using Mozilla Firefox's download manager.
I meant using something like kget, gwget, d4x or wget.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 04:15 AM   #13
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Ah well, let's drop LimeWire. Now I'm using eDonkey. It's fast, but the queues are unbearably long.
 
  


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