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Old 03-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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torrent client + magnet link under Slackware 12.2

I am looking for a torrent client which has magnet link feature and which
will run under Slackware 12.2.

Any suggestions?
Old 03-14-2012, 11:26 AM   #2
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Hi, I like Deluge

You could check it
Old 03-14-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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I'm using qbittorrent (available on -- don't forget to change slackware version before searching).
However it seems you would need to install qt4 on your 12.2, which might be overkill.

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A recent enough version of rtorrent will use Magnet links fine:

Magnet URIs in rTorrent

rtorrent can be found on
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:27 AM   #6
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A small feedback from my side. I followed this link to compile rtorrent 0.8.9 - the first version with a support for magnets. I compiled on Slackware 13.1. Everything went fine. Of course I didn't follow Debian related issues. SImply downloaded and ran the the provided build script for rtorrent.

I have a small installation issues - cause now I have two different versions of rtorrent. Note that the script doesn't really install rtorrent system-wide. It simply creates ~/bin ~/lib directories and places there all executable and libraries. So you can run the script as a common user.

For interested - the sources provide some enhancements - like coloring and many others. I am not really interested cause I always run "screen rtorrent" - to push rtorrent into background.


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