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onebuck 04-28-2011 06:46 AM

Slackware 13.37 torrents-- Please continue to seed.
 
Hi,

You can give back by using torrent & seeding for a while. Don't forget;
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Please consider supporting the Slackware project by picking up a copy of the Slackware 13.37 release from the Slackware Store:

http://store.slackware.com
Everyone needs to use torrent for now. Please seed! Remember for x86_32 install you will need ISO disc1, ISO disc 2 & ISO disc 3. If you need KDEi or '/extra then get ISO disc 4.

Torrents for Slackware 13.37, 32-bit x86


Slackware 13.37 x86 Install ISO disc 1 (A/AP/D/E/L/N, bootable installer, kernels, testing/, Slackbook)
Slackware 13.37 x86 Install ISO disc 2 (F/K/T/TCL/X/XAP/Y, L source, /testing kernel source)
Slackware 13.37 x86 Install ISO disc 3 (KDE, A/AP/E/F/installer source)
Slackware 13.37 x86 Install ISO disc 4 (KDEI, /extra packages, source for D)
Slackware 13.37 x86 ISO disc 5 (KDE/XAP source)
Slackware 13.37 x86 ISO disc 6 (/pasture packages, K/N/T/TCL/X/Y source, USB and PXE installers)

Slackware 13.37 x86 DVD ISO (everything)


Torrent for Slackware 13.37, 64-bit x86_64

Slackware 13.37 x86_64 DVD ISO (everything)

sahko 04-28-2011 07:10 AM

And as always for people who have an rsynced Slackware tree they can use sligdo in order to create ISOs if they want to help seeding.

hitest 04-28-2011 08:32 AM

Many thanks to Slackers everywhere for seeding the torrents! I am burning my install media now and will be starting install festival 2011 tonight. :)
I will continue to seed the torrents for 32 bit 13.37.

sycamorex 04-28-2011 08:35 AM

I'm seeding x86_64. I am going to do it for another week or so.

hitest 04-28-2011 08:42 AM

As a caveat to onebuck's excellent post if you want the goodies that are in /extra you will need to download CD #4. :)

zordrak 04-28-2011 08:46 AM

Also, should slackware.com suffer its occasional difficulties, the following page has the same set of links, but to the torrent files hosted on the tracker itself:

Slackware 13.37 Released

cra1g321 04-28-2011 10:23 AM

Added both the 32bit & 64bit to my seedbox so everyone can get good speeds. Hope this helps :)

wargus 04-28-2011 01:58 PM

Seeding now all the images too. Had to learn rtorrent first, after I came home from work :D

blue_k 04-28-2011 02:34 PM

I am seeding Slackware 64 install DVD. Everyone, please continue to seed.

Dinithion 04-28-2011 03:29 PM

I'm seeding! I will again recommend other people to do so as the torrent download was incredibly slow. I think I averaged at 0.4Mbit/s during my 7 ours before I gave up on the torrent.
So if you downloaded the iso from a mirror, download the torrent file, check that your md5sum is correct for your iso and start seeding! :)

bgeddy 04-28-2011 03:57 PM

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And as always for people who have an rsynced Slackware tree they can use sligdo in order to create ISOs if they want to help seeding.
I have local copies of Slackware64 and Slackware 13.37 trees but I am not familiar with sligdo. i would like to create DVD/CD images and contribute to the torrents. I have my own local iso's but these are custom for me and so no good for the torrents. I would like to create compatible images and help with these torrents - how do I create suitable images and add to the available seeds? Obviously the images added to these torrents must be the same so I need to create fresh ones.

Unfortunately my home router had developed an intermittent fault and drops internet access randomly, (about every eight hours so far), - will this mess up any torrents I am seeding for folks downloading?

sahko 04-28-2011 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by bgeddy (Post 4339838)
I have local copies of Slackware64 and Slackware 13.37 trees but I am not familiar with sligdo. i would like to create DVD/CD images and contribute to the torrents. I have my own local iso's but these are custom for me and so no good for the torrents. I would like to create compatible images and help with these torrents - how do I create suitable images and add to the available seeds? Obviously the images added to these torrents must be the same so I need to create fresh ones.

You can create the ISOs if you have complete Slackware source trees.
Get sligdo and the .jigdo and .template files for 64bit and 32bit. Then run the sligdo script to create the ISOs you want in the same dir as the above files. Mind that this procedure is quite intensive and even on a modern machine should take a while..

EDIT: forgot about jigdo-file. Here's alphageek's directions:
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Directions:

ensure sligdo & jigdo-file are somewhere in your $PATH & are executable.
place the .jigdo & .template files in a handy directory that's on a partition with enough space available
cd to this directory
run "sligdo /path/to/toplevel/slackware/"
wait a few minutes while the ISOs are created in $PWD/slackware-13.1-iso/ or $PWD/slackware64-13.1-iso/
if you're operating a Slackware mirror (or just paranoid), do an rsync touchup run against another mirror to grab the missing .asc, .md5 & .txt files.
enjoy

trxdraxon 04-28-2011 04:29 PM

Seeding both 32 and 64bit for the next couple weeks until I move.

imitheos 04-28-2011 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by sahko (Post 4339851)
You can create the ISOs if you have complete Slackware source trees.
Get sligdo and the .jigdo and .template files for 64bit and 32bit. Then run the sligdo script to create the ISOs you want in the same dir as the above files. Mind that this procedure is quite intensive and even on a modern machine should take a while..

EDIT: forgot about jigdo-file. Here's alphageek's directions:

Is anybody else having troubles with sligdo ?
Code:

9f4fb5daf09211466c86a00952d9a38c=Slackware64:slackware64-13.37/source/l/lzo/.lzo.info
The .jigdo file has this entry and sligdo tells me that it can't find it. It writes all other files to the iso fine, so i thought to try the resulting iso in azureus and it will only download the incorrect chunk but the iso sligdo produces is larger than the one in the torrent.

Edit: Apparently, the .lzo.info file does exist on mirrors (forgotten file maybe ?), but rsync never copied it to my tree. I tried ftp on many mirrors to see if anyone has it but firefox didn't show it either so i supposed it didn't exist. At some point, i thought "let me try ftp from a terminal" and indeed there it was. I am a happy seeder now :)

bgeddy 04-28-2011 06:28 PM

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EDIT: forgot about jigdo-file. Here's alphageek's directions:
Thanks for that. After battling with jigdo, sligdo and then ktorrent and it's odd settings I finally am seeding the Slackware64-13.37-iso and it looks like it's working too! Shame my ISP limits my upload to a ridiculous rate (0.5 MB) as my download rate is not too shoddy at 10MB and that would undoubtedly help matters. Anyway I'll leave it going for a few weeks. Just hope my dodgy router holds up.

mRgOBLIN 04-28-2011 07:10 PM

@bgeddy,

Don't fret over messing up the torrents for others.

Bittorrent is pretty forgiving and due to it's distributed nature (assuming there are enough seeders) no-one will notice if one person drops a connection.

Each file is sort of sliced into chunks and random chunks are taken from other peers and then made available to others who will grab random chunks and on it goes....

@everyone

Thanks to all for pumping life into the torrents =)

acummings 04-28-2011 07:50 PM

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Unfortunately my home router had developed an intermittent fault and drops internet access randomly, (about every eight hours so far), - will this mess up any torrents I am seeding for folks downloading?
I've experienced torrent to be forgiving (safe) of that. Torrent just keeps on, uses what *is* available in the way of seed(s).

I'd used the sligdo and I've been seeding both the 32 bit and the 64 bit DVD's for 20 hours now.

One gigabyte of each uploaded so far. Two gigs total upload at this time. And going/continueing -- still seeding -- for days and days yet to come.

My upload on each of the two torrents runs at 20 KB/s (at&t dsl internet).

gkrellm shows 35 to 55 or so KB/s total upload speed. (bounces up and down, continuously back and forth between the 35 to 55).

I think my dsl provider nowadays throttles torrent upload -- years ago it used to upload at a significantly higher rate than it does these days.

--
Alan.

thund3rstruck 04-28-2011 07:58 PM

Wow.. I was just going to start installing Slackware V13.1 and I noticed that the slack Wikipedia article stated that a new stable release came out yesterday! Awesome... gonna seed this one (x86 DVD) for months!

bgeddy 04-29-2011 01:59 AM

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@bgeddy,

Don't fret over messing up the torrents for others.

Bittorrent is pretty forgiving and due to it's distributed nature (assuming there are enough seeders) no-one will notice if one person drops a connection.
Thanks for that information. I had an idea bittorent was pretty much fault tolerant in this area as it would have to be in reality. I'm seeding now and have been for some time - my machine is on 24/7 so I'll just leave it running and reset my router whenever it coughs up.
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gkrellm shows 35 to 55 or so KB/s total upload speed. (bounces up and down, continuously back and forth between the 35 to 55).

I think my dsl provider nowadays throttles torrent upload -- years ago it used to upload at a significantly higher rate than it does these days.
I'm getting between 25 and 60KB/s so we're about the same there. I think I'll look into the Bittorrent protocol in some detail as it's rather interesting how it works. I know my ISP, Virgin Media, is reputed to throttle torrents whenever it spots them. They also impose stupid throttling measures on any traffic over certain timed limits which has hit me many times.

eraosso 04-29-2011 07:20 AM

So far I'm seeding with around 40kbps ~ 60 kbps and will continue to do so for some time. Will spend some money in Slacware store or donate within a couple of weeks after the bills are paid. :)
BTW, already installed! Excellent work, nice graphics (fonts, KDE) and as always, everything worked seamlessly out of the box!

H_TeXMeX_H 04-29-2011 11:57 AM

I'm seeding the 64-bit one, at least until Sunday.

imitheos 04-29-2011 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 4340886)
I'm seeding the 64-bit one, at least until Sunday.

Yeah me too. My box is always on but i have a 16MBit/1Mbit DSL, so i can only give 80-100KB/sec.

Edit: I put the torrents in my university server, so i can also give 2MB/sec from that box.

marnold 04-29-2011 01:48 PM

I didn't download the Slackware64 13.37 DVD via Bittorrent (I got it from AlienBob's link), but is there a way I could fake Ktorrent or something into thinking that I did so I could seed it anyway?

H_TeXMeX_H 04-29-2011 02:09 PM

Obviously I had to trick Vuze into seeding the iso, even tho it didn't download it via torrent. So I used dd to generate an iso from the disk to be the exact size that the iso should be 'bs=1024 count=4508080'. I started to download the iso, I stopped it, replaced the iso with the full one, restarted, got it to verify it, then it worked, it's seeding.

acummings 04-29-2011 02:20 PM

marnold:

All you need is a match (to the official torrent .iso file).

If you were to torrent what you have, at first, it will do a verification.

And, if it comes up as a match, then seeding, upload will begin shortly. If, however, it comes up as not a match, then, downloading (not seeding) will begin and continue until yours becomes a match and then seeding will begin.

Suggest, if you try this, do so with a copy, not your original .iso.

If too much downloading happens, a way usually exists to cancel/terminate.

--
Alan.

bgeddy 04-29-2011 03:20 PM

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I didn't download the Slackware64 13.37 DVD via Bittorrent (I got it from AlienBob's link), but is there a way I could fake Ktorrent or something into thinking that I did so I could seed it anyway?
I am presuming you have a local copy from Alien Bob's mirror-slackware-current.sh script of the tree, as I do, if so this is what I did to seed an iso. See my previous posts and responses for more information. If you merely want to add an existing CD/DVD image to the torrents then you may skip the sligdo.sh iso creation bits in the following.

Basically I hold complete trees for Slackware 13.37 and Slackware64 13.37 via AlienBob's script mirror-slackware-current.sh. I then downloaded sligdo.sh, jigdo-file, slackware64-13.37-install-dvd.jigdo and slackware64-13.37-install-dvd.template and put then all in a newly created directory named for example /this/is/my/sligdo/directory - (with a lot of space available - about 5G). I then had to rename my Slackware64-current tree directory to Slackware64-13.37 which sligdo.sh seems to look for and ran "./sligdo.sh /this/is/my/base/slackware/tree" - obviously that is an illustrative directory in which my newly renamed Slackware64-13.37 directory lives. This then created an iso under my sligdo.sh directory named slackware64-13.37-iso/slackware-13.37-install-dvd.iso. I then downloaded the torrent file for slackware64-13.37 and opened it in Ktorrent - choosing to save the downloaded files in /this/is/my/sligdo/directory - (the one where I had saved sligdo.sh and under which slackware64-13.37-iso directory is created. Ktorrent finds the existing iso in that directory and runs a check through it then downloads any missing files from the torrent. It then seeds the iso you have created.

Phew - that is very much hard work and a total PITA to do! I think there should be tools to do all this automatically as I guess there are a lot of folks like myself that have up to date complete trees of the release and want to contribute to the torrents. At first it seemed the only way easy way of doing this was to first download the entire torrent of the image and then leave it seeding for others. Obviously a stupid idea as I have a local copy of the trees already.

If, however, you already have a suitable DVD/CD image and just wish to add to the torrent then just follow as above and miss out the sligdo.sh creation bits.

Apologies as this is all very complicated and wordy but I hope you get the idea.

cra1g321 04-29-2011 04:01 PM

This is from only 11hours after adding the torrents - http://ompldr.org/vOGhjOQ/Capture.PNG

4Strings 04-29-2011 04:55 PM

Also me ...! I'm going to seed, too! :)
Now, I'm downloading the Slackware DVD Iso, 32 bit, by KTorrent!

kkady32 04-30-2011 12:52 AM

Still seed...

hitest 04-30-2011 12:54 AM

Continuing to seed 32 bit 13.37, CDs 1-4. :)

tommcd 04-30-2011 01:25 AM

I'm still seeding my Slackware64 13.37 iso; and I will be seeding this for a while.
My Slackware64 13.37 DVD torrent download was quite fast, and I want to return the favor.
I also pre-ordered a Slackware 13.37 DVD a couple of weeks ago.

sjampoo 04-30-2011 02:37 AM

Seed for 13.37 x64 setup.. set to an upload limit of only a 10 kB/s, but seeding infinite (or until 13.4 arrives)

mantaboo 05-01-2011 05:10 AM

I too will seed both 32 and 64 bit dvds for quite some time. I'm gonna buy me one of the sweet new 13.37 shirts tomorrow!:cool:

gmartin 05-01-2011 08:12 AM

Barring a life change, I'll seed 13.37 until people stop downloading it. I still have 13.0 & 13.1 running 200gb so far for 13.37 :-)

Wed 05-01-2011 03:07 PM

By Jove! I didn't get a "connection refused" this time (first time ever). Instead, I got a "connection timed out". So I'm downloading the DVD 32 bit version now. The "stop seeding" is turned off.

Wed 05-01-2011 03:53 PM

It seems better than being refused. But worse than "Ok". Is there any way I can fix this? I am using Deluge 1.3.1.

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transamrit.net: Error: Your client's "key" paramater and the key we have for you in our database do not match.
Edit: now it turned over to
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transamrit.net: Error: Connection refused
But I am still seeding.

psionl0 05-02-2011 03:13 AM

Do I need to make changes to my firewall before being part of the torrent process?
What is the best torrent program to use? rtorrent? (I prefer a CLI version).

thund3rstruck 05-02-2011 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by psionl0 (Post 4343602)
Do I need to make changes to my firewall before being part of the torrent process?
What is the best torrent program to use? rtorrent? (I prefer a CLI version).

Yea, you have to dedicate a port to use and then create a firewall rule to allow bi-directional traffic. By default most BT clients default to port 6880-6885 and as a result most ISPs throttle or outright block that range. I always use a random upper range like 29280-29289.

I'll let others recommend a Linux BT client; I have always used uTorrent on a Windows server since it has the built in Web Management Interface, which allows me to dedicate a single machine to centralising all bittorrent traffic on the LAN.

status_six 04-22-2012 05:28 PM

Seeding... and shortly to be leaving windows :cool:

Cultist 04-22-2012 11:07 PM

Thanks for bringing this up. I've been meaning to start seeding the discs but never got around to it. Don't have the source trees available so I'm just redownloading them and will seed immediately.


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