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Old 05-13-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
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Bittorrent gui problems

I've been following the instructions here --> <-- except for I converted the package from rpm to tgz and then used installpkg for wxPython

But, after installing the package I still get this error (note, I tried compiling from source before this because I didn't find a link to an rpm or anything on the wxPython website..)

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/", line 13, in ?
from wxPython.wx import *
ImportError: No module named wxPython.wx

Anyone know what's going on? btw.. earlier on I'd read I needed to run python install to install python modules (from the source version).. well I did that and the compiler had an error while compiling the source and so that didn't work so I looked for another guide which said nothing of that (probably because the rpm should just work)..
Old 05-13-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
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Have you tried using the bittorrent pkg from a slackware-current mirror? This is found in the extra/bittorent/ directory.........Note that this is a curses app, not the gui, but should still be able to download a .torrent file with any browser.............Here's the README file found in the Slackware bittorent directory:
Here's a BitTorrent package for Slackware.

Note that we don't ship either wxGTK or wxPython, which are needed for the script. I built and installed these, and couldn't justify
the huge size (and assorted build problems) in order to enable an ugly little
dialog box. But feel free to grab those sources and knock yourself out!

I've included a simple script and mailcap entry to allow using the curses
based downloader instead, which will work just the same as the GUI version
but with a lot less library overhead required. For Mozilla, Netscape, and
other browsers that read /etc/mailcap, once you've installed this package
BitTorrent should work right out of the box. If your browser doesn't use
/etc/mailcap, you can set it up to use /usr/bin/ as the
helper application for the MIME type application/x-bittorrent.

If you're a command-line user, you may also consider using
manually. Here's how:

1. Download the .torrent file into your download directory.

2. At the command line, use the curses version of BitTorrent to download: some-big-file.torrent

This should start the download and bring up a status screen where you can
monitor the download (and upload) progress.

Have fun!

- P.
Old 05-13-2004, 08:18 PM   #3
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yeah the curses app comes with the one I downloaded from and I'm using it now..
Really I would like to know if there is something better than the default GUI like the ABC client in windows.. but I doubt there is.
Old 05-13-2004, 08:49 PM   #4
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Hmmm...................sometimes someone will build a gui frontend, usually a KDE or Gnome wrapper, for a popular app, and it seems that bittorrent could be the wave of the future for a lot more than just dl'ing large files, such as faster web surfing..........maybe there is one out there that doesn't require a lot of special libs and interfaces, which will be simple to build..............just a thought
Old 05-14-2004, 02:08 AM   #5
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If you already have Java, then check out Azureus.

--- Cerbere


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