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Unread 04-11-2007, 07:02 PM   #1
Bman
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BitTorrent

I downloaded BitTorrent for Mandriva and it installed automatically and
said it was finished. Nothing is any software management packages or
icons to activate the program. It is loaded in the usr file system but
how do you get it to work? Does Mandriva load things to a program file
or is it just put anywhere on the drive??????
Thanks for your help.

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Unread 04-11-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
Roger
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Re: BitTorrent

Bman skrev:
> I downloaded BitTorrent for Mandriva and it installed automatically and
> said it was finished. Nothing is any software management packages or
> icons to activate the program. It is loaded in the usr file system but
> how do you get it to work? Does Mandriva load things to a program file
> or is it just put anywhere on the drive??????
> Thanks for your help.


Hi you, try this:
/usr/bin/bittorrent

Roger

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Unread 04-11-2007, 10:01 PM   #3
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Re: BitTorrent

Bman <bjjl@charter.net> writes:

>I downloaded BitTorrent for Mandriva and it installed automatically and
>said it was finished. Nothing is any software management packages or
>icons to activate the program. It is loaded in the usr file system but
>how do you get it to work? Does Mandriva load things to a program file
>or is it just put anywhere on the drive??????
>Thanks for your help.


Under unix and linux, programs are usually put into /usr/bin
Thus /usr/bin/bittorrent* is a few of the programs you can use.
If you want a windows type, try ktorrent, whichis automatically installed.

 
Unread 04-11-2007, 11:04 PM   #4
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Re: BitTorrent

On 2007-11-04, Bman <bjjl@charter.net> wrote:
> I downloaded BitTorrent for Mandriva and it installed automatically and
> said it was finished. Nothing is any software management packages or
> icons to activate the program. It is loaded in the usr file system but
> how do you get it to work? Does Mandriva load things to a program file
> or is it just put anywhere on the drive??????
> Thanks for your help.


If you installed the basic BitTorrent program, it has no GUI and you run
it from the command line - there isn't much point adding such programs to
a GUI menu ... (although you can do so manually if you want to, I suppose,
using a command that starts a terminal-emulator first and then runs the
console application therein).

There is a GUI for BitTorrent, called (with great ingenuity)
"bittorrent-gui", which works quite well for me - and that one /did/ get
added to the GUI menu on my Mandriva 2007 system.

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Unread 06-11-2007, 01:00 AM   #5
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Re: BitTorrent

Bman wrote:

> I downloaded BitTorrent for Mandriva and it installed automatically and
> said it was finished. Nothing is any software management packages or
> icons to activate the program. It is loaded in the usr file system but
> how do you get it to work? Does Mandriva load things to a program file
> or is it just put anywhere on the drive??????
> Thanks for your help.



if u have your urpmi sources installed just su to root and then

uprmi bittorrent-gui

that should give u what u need.

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Unread 07-11-2007, 07:02 PM   #6
Dave Farrance
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Re: BitTorrent

Bman <bjjl@charter.net> wrote:

>I downloaded BitTorrent for Mandriva and it installed automatically and
>said it was finished. Nothing is any software management packages or
>icons to activate the program. It is loaded in the usr file system but
>how do you get it to work? Does Mandriva load things to a program file
>or is it just put anywhere on the drive??????
>Thanks for your help.


Out of the GUI bittorrent clients that are available as Mandriva
packages, I find that Bittornado has the best balance of ease of use, and
advanced monitoring features.

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Unread 08-11-2007, 02:01 AM   #7
Bman
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Re: BitTorrent

Bman wrote:
> I downloaded BitTorrent for Mandriva and it installed automatically and
> said it was finished. Nothing is any software management packages or
> icons to activate the program. It is loaded in the usr file system but
> how do you get it to work? Does Mandriva load things to a program file
> or is it just put anywhere on the drive??????
> Thanks for your help.


Thanks for all the help you guys. I tried the suggestions and they all
worked for what I needed. One of the things I love about Linux there are
so many ways to get something done. Only problem, you have to remember
all the ways to do it.
Thanks.
 
Unread 08-11-2007, 06:59 AM   #8
Scott B.
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Re: BitTorrent

Bman wrote:
> Bman wrote:
>> I downloaded BitTorrent for Mandriva and it installed automatically and
>> said it was finished. Nothing is any software management packages or
>> icons to activate the program. It is loaded in the usr file system but
>> how do you get it to work? Does Mandriva load things to a program file
>> or is it just put anywhere on the drive??????
>> Thanks for your help.

>
> Thanks for all the help you guys. I tried the suggestions and they all
> worked for what I needed. One of the things I love about Linux there are
> so many ways to get something done. Only problem, you have to remember
> all the ways to do it.
> Thanks.


Bman,

The only BitTorrent software I have ever successfully used is
Azureus, which is a Java application. I got frustrated trying the
Mandrake/Mandriva BitTorrent software that was current at the time,
so I tried Azureus.

When I first tried Azureus (an article by Lordy was useful:
pan.2004.01.25.00.53.07.186325@spam_box.gmx.co.uk
), I was able to download the ISOs, but then I had some problems
during the uploading phase.

The current version of Azureus seems pretty polished.

http://azureus.sourceforge.net/

Or maybe use the MCC Install Software thingy.
 
Unread 08-11-2007, 08:02 AM   #9
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Re: BitTorrent

On Wed, 07 Nov 2007 22:20:58 -0800, Scott B. wrote:

> The only BitTorrent software I have ever successfully used is
> Azureus, which is a Java application.


While Azureus may be great - I don't know, I don't use it - it's far from
the only functional torrent solution.

Bittornado has worked very well for me, for example, and if you want a
lightweight solution, ctorrent seems to be working just fine these days.
 
Unread 08-11-2007, 09:59 AM   #10
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Re: BitTorrent

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Mark South <mark.south@null.invalid> wrote:

>While Azureus may be great - I don't know, I don't use it - it's far from
>the only functional torrent solution.
>
>Bittornado has worked very well for me, for example, and if you want a
>lightweight solution, ctorrent seems to be working just fine these days.


The good thing about ctorrent is that it's light enough to install on a
NAS (network attached storage). I've recently bought a Buffalo
Linkstation Live 500Gb for 150, gone to nas-central.org where the wiki
there shows how to hack it to get an ssh terminal working on its stock
linux firmware, and copy the ctorrent binary and a few scripts into it.
So now I've a web-controlled torrent client working on a small low-cost
NAS, and I no longer have to leave my PC on and wasting power overnight.

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