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Old 05-26-2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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Link between browser and bit torrent client


Hi,

my torrent server died last week. As a short term measure I will use my general server as a replacement. This server runs Fedora 27. I did take steps to backup my files and all torrents/data are on floating USB drives. No worries there. I backed up the /home directory of the torrent server so all the overnight jobs are backed up also. Should be simple eh!!

I can reseed old torrents no problem and also download. However when I create torrents I run into problems. When I have entered the torrent details and saved these, the sequence was:
  1. Click the download button on the torrent site
  2. I am prompted to open the torrent file
  3. this transfers control from my browser to the bit torrent client which uploads my file from disk to tracker

I have tried midori and firefox while my bit torrent client is transmission-gtk. Neither browser invokes transmission.

I was advised to add this line to:
Quote:
/usr/share/applications/midori.desktop
Quote:
MimeType=application/x-bittorrent;application/transmission-gtk;
I don't remember doing this in the past but I added the line and restarted the client - no joy.

I do note that Fedora's file system associates .torrent files with transmission. My ugly workaround is, once the torrent is registered on the system, to manually load the torrent from the file browser. This invokes transmission and all is good.

Cutting a long story short, as Fedora recognises transmission as the correct program for .torrent files. Should the browser follow suit or is there more work required? It looks like I am missing something so guidance would be appreciated.

Cheers
 
Old 05-27-2018, 08:14 AM   #2
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This may help for Firefox:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/3843...h-transmission

You'll probably need to set up associations for both torrent files and magnets.

Let us know if any of the solutions work for you.
 
Old 05-28-2018, 02:23 AM   #3
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thanks hydrurga. The list of applications in firefox 60 is quite limited and does not include torrent files. I have found this link which goes into a fair bit of detail

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...wnload-actions

I think the best plan is to wait until I have a torrent to upload. It sounds like it is as simple as just telling firefox which application to use

[EDIT] Futher looking at midori shows I have associated transmission with midori. Not sure what is going wrong here. More to investigate

[EDIT] [EDIT] The association between firefox and transmission is now working. The behaviour of transmission is completely confusing but that is another issue. I will mark this thread as solved and ponder how I proceed.

Last edited by timl; 05-28-2018 at 03:03 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2018, 03:31 AM   #4
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thanks hydrurga. The list of applications in firefox 60 is quite limited and does not include torrent files. I have found this link which goes into a fair bit of detail

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...wnload-actions

I think the best plan is to wait until I have a torrent to upload. It sounds like it is as simple as just telling firefox which application to use

[EDIT] Futher looking at midori shows I have associated transmission with midori. Not sure what is going wrong here. More to investigate

[EDIT] [EDIT] The association between firefox and transmission is now working. The behaviour of transmission is completely confusing but that is another issue. I will mark this thread as solved and ponder how I proceed.
Ok, timl. Thanks for the update. I use Deluge myself - maybe worth a look.
 
  


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