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Old 01-26-2004, 01:51 PM   #1
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who can help install giFT?


Ok, I tried installing giFt serveral times, and also tried installing it via apollon, but I just can't figure it out... library issues... I think I'm just not doing something(s) right, as opposed to there being a soft/hardware conflict. I'm still a real beginner linux user, so this might be more then I can chew.

Could someone take the time to wlak me through the install, what I'll need, what to type. I'm very good with instructions, but the readme files weren't really any help.

Also, is there anotehr easier to install program that can connect to the kazaa network.

Thanks,
Garrett

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Old 01-26-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Do you have the Apollon program up and running, you just can't get the giFT network connected? If so, then I would suggest using FastTrack, OpenFT and Gnutella. I installed Apollon over the weekend and it was pretty easy to install and connect with these three networks running.

I'm not familiar with the Debian package system but you should just be able to get the Apollon program and then the gift-fasttrack, gift-gnutella and gift-openft plugins for it to get it working.

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Old 01-26-2004, 06:06 PM   #3
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No I can't get anything installed.

Where did you find the info to install it?

How did you go about installing it? I deleted all previous attempts and now just have the appolon all-in-one tar file... any instruction from this point on would be appreciated.

Theres not an easier to install program out there?
 
Old 01-26-2004, 09:13 PM   #4
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When you extract the tar file and run ./configure and then make and then make install, at the end it will tell you that you need to run 'gift-setup' before starting apollon. When you type 'gift-setup' it will walk you through a text install to setup the network configurations. This is where you will specify your downloading directory, ports, bandwidth, etc etc. Each step has at least one paragraph telling you what and how to fill in each step, just read it carefully and you shouldn't have a problem. Just be careful on the first question where it says to enter a value other than zero or you won't be able to connect, it defaults with a zero so you need to change it to a one (1). Also pay close attention to the question that asks you what port to assign for connecting because it explicity tells you that if you have a lowid and/or are behind a firewall that you should put zero (0) as your port number so it will find an open port that can connect to the network safely.

The only other question you need to pay close attention to is the one where it asks what services you want to connect to, I chose Gnutella, OpenFT and FastTrack because those are the ones I have most luck with. And make sure you use the proper capitalization, for example, do not enter as fasttrack because this is wrong, you need to enter FastTrack (note the F and T are caps).

When you are done with this just find the apollon file (executable -- haha) and type ./apollon and it should start up. Once it is started you can tweak some but not all settings in the "Configure Apollon" tab.

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Old 01-26-2004, 11:30 PM   #5
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If you're still having trouble, you can add this to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://hal.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/debian/ gift/

then apt-get update; apt-get install gift libopenft-gift libfasttrack-gift libgnutella-gift

(that is, if you trust outside sources).
 
Old 01-27-2004, 04:42 AM   #6
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Try the following thread for step-by-step instructions on installing giFT from source.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=99597

It's pretty straightforward, just be sure to also get the giFT-FastTrack tarball (you can find it at http://developer.berlios.de/projects/gift-fasttrack/ according to the giFT FAQ)

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere

[edit] The thread above assumes that all goes well, so you may want to go here:

http://gift.sourceforge.net/docs.php...tall-unix.html

for a set of instructions that deals with library 'issues' [/edit]

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Old 01-27-2004, 09:33 AM   #7
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It is odd because I have setup some more complicated apps... like wine, and the Steam CS-1.6 client in wine, etc with no problems. BTW for you gamers, you can run wine CS client, and the CS dedicated server at the same time with no bugs, crashing, or lag.... a feat near impossible with windows.

I just got a larger hd so I will be installing linux again. Maybe with a fresh install I will have better luck... who knows.

Thanks,
Garrett
 
Old 01-31-2004, 02:09 AM   #8
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Garrett,

I noticed you use Debian, and using it instead of Knoppix(also superb very underated), most people on here who've gotten Gift and Apollon to work use the other distro's, so when i was trying to get mine working and installing the tarballs from scratch I ran into those dependency problems. It was tough to find good literature on Debian/Gift install as well. As a former Redhat user this was really a pain that I got use to. The only way I really got this install going is with good ole apt-get. Go to this Debian site http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/gift and apt-get that package. That's really the only package I needed and apt-get took care of the rest, including the pesky dependencies that were failing with my Debian when I tried to compile sources. After that's done, you'll have GiFT installed and you can run the giftd daemon. Go through the setup to configure the giftd, gift-setup. Just go to sourceforge and get the Apollon RPM Use Alien to install this. You mentioned you've installed other more complicated applications. I think many people are aware of how fussy Debian installs are, but rely on apt-get, I think this is truly where Debian shines, I"ve tried almost all the Distro's(except Slackware) Gift and Apollon is just superb. Apollon has a simple but cool interface. My downloads are far faster than Kazaa, and just having the capability to search Gnutella makes the headache of getting these applications to work worth it. Best of all, these Linux fanatics on these boards is why I've stuck with Linux, they really try to help out, newbie or not, I think that's slick. Anyways, at least I can tell you for us in the Debian minority, Gift works fine, and no it doesn't suck. I'm gonna backtrack and try to remember any details of this install, post if you get it working, and if not, I'll try my best to backtrack. good luck, pauL
 
Old 01-31-2004, 08:27 PM   #9
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Yeah, I used apt-get install giFT and that worked great! It automatically installed libraries and giftcurses, so I haven't yet gotten apollon. Also I got the Fasttrack (kazaa) plugin seperately, and re-ran setup to include fasttrack... which also installed right first time. Thanks for the tip!

I also noticed that with debian. If you use apt-get it is so simple and easy to install things... but if you try to follow instructions for apps that aren't pkgs, it usually has problems.... even little problems can cause big headaches.

Thanks, giFT works great!
~Garrett
 
Old 04-27-2004, 03:13 PM   #10
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I'm trying to install giFT and keep getting a dependency error

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gift: Depends: giftd but it is not going to be installed

apt-get install giftd yields:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
giftd: Depends: libvorbis0 (>= 1.0rc3-1) but it is not installable

I see libvorbis0a in the repos but not libvorbis0 ?
Can anyone confirm this, if it does exist in yours, please let me know what repos you are using.
I am using Debian Sid.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 08:02 PM   #11
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The following is from the giFT Unix Installation Guide (which I linked above):
Quote:
3.1.5. libvorbis

Meta data from Ogg Vorbis files is extracted using libvorbis. On Debian install libvorbis and libvorbis-dev. RPM-based distributions can use libvorbis and libvorbis-devel.
Do you have libvorbis-dev installed?

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 04-30-2004, 08:42 PM   #12
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Yes, even with libvorbis-dev I still get the error that libvorbis0 is not install, nor is it available. Any other ideas?
 
Old 05-01-2004, 02:14 AM   #13
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Run /sbin/ldconfig ? [edit] as root [/edit]

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 05-18-2004, 04:39 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cerbere
Run /sbin/ldconfig ? [edit] as root [/edit]

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
Nope, still won't work...
I have been checking apt every few days and still have not see libvorbis0. I wonder if I can install from source and have it work.
Thanks for the suggestion though
 
Old 07-03-2004, 06:19 PM   #15
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an X sarge

dunno if this will b any good to any1, but...
if u bump into dependancies problems u can
1) make depends...
on debian:
u can check the bad dependancies via the aptitude and fix em all
(to bad only the deb has apt, aptitude and dpkg)

u can dpkg -f (man dpkg will give u the right option for dependacies)
or there is an apt-get option, but i can't recall it right now.
sorry i'm on mandrake these days
 
  


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