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Old 07-02-2008, 04:34 AM   #1
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Unable to install Tribler due to Noobness

Has anyone been able to install Tribler on their Slackware distro? The readme in the tar file says lots of wierd things and gives me a list of dependencies that I found hard to install

So make sure you have
Python >= 2.4
OpenSSL >= 0.9.8
swig >= 1.3.25
wxPython >= 2.8 UNICODE (i.e., use --enable-unicode to build)
M2Crypto >= 0.16
pywin32 >= Build 208 (Windows only, for UPnP support)
vlc >= 0.8.6a and its python bindings (for internal video player)
and the Linux Installation bit shows
1. Unpack the M2Crypto library, build and install:

python2.4 build
python2.4 install

When you've installed OpenSSL 0.9.8 in a non-standard directory, you must
edit to point to this location. To install M2Crypto in another
directory, use

python2.4 install --prefix=/arno/pkgs/m2crypto-dev

In that case you'll need to set the PYTHONPATH environment variable
to point to that directory. PYTHONPATH can also be used to point
to the UNICODE version of wxPython when multiple versions are installed.

2. Unpack the main source code

3. Tribler can now be started by running


from the source directory.
But I don't see no any sort of file requiring M2Crypto.

bash-3.1# ls
ABC		       cities.txt
BitTornado	       clean.bat	      superpeer.txt
Dialogs		       contrib-win32.txt      test
LICENSE.txt	       debian		      torrenticon.ico
Lang		       explicit_terms.filter  tribler.exe.manifest
TorrentMaker	       filter_terms.filter    tribler.ico
Tribler		       heading.bmp	      tribler.nsi
Utility		       icons
binary-LICENSE.txt      tribler.xpm     mac		      tribler_big.xpm  makedist.bat	      triblermac.command        people.txt	      web2definitions.conf      protocol_v3.txt	       readme.txt
vlc doesnt exsist in nor m2crypto I don't understand any of it.

Last edited by mongoosecage; 07-02-2008 at 04:41 AM. Reason: Got how to install firefox3
Old 07-02-2008, 06:29 AM   #2
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Alien Bob is maintaining a very excellent vlc package at his website
Old 07-07-2008, 01:47 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Daedra View Post
Alien Bob is maintaining a very excellent vlc package at his website
yeap, i will certainly check that out, and I am certainly not going to install tribler! I tried it on windows and it needs a lot of work. Felt like a broken package or something. Like I was missing something. Oh well I will just use Vuze or Transmission for the job.
Old 10-28-2008, 07:30 PM   #4
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read article on [I]torrent freak[I]today, ready to try it. anybody doing fedora able to run tribler? i've downloaded source and debian - getting nowhere with either.


fc8, fedora

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