Joined: Oct. 2006
||Posted: Oct. 15 2006,02:07
Newer version has multi-tracker support which I needed.
myDSL's one is 3.4.2, very obsolete, single tracker only.
A gcc is needed to compile a few python modules.
This works okay: MyDSL>System>gcc1.dsl.info
Get MyDSL>System>Python2.3 and choose somewhere to put the tarball.
You still need to extract it yourself. The tarball puts all in ./opt by default.
We cd to / first so that everything goes into /opt and not foo/opt:
tar xzvf /blabla/python2.3.tar.gz
which extracts the python binary into /opt/python/bin
And since the old shortcut in /usr/bin points to python2.2:
ln -s /opt/python/bin/python2.3 /usr/bin/python
The bittorrent client needs some modules which myDSL version does not provide, so we get source tarballs from here:
For each, extract and do "sudo python setup.py install"
They will be auto installed into /opt/python/lib/python2.3/site-packages
That should do it for python.
Official bittorrent client here:
(Later versions need python2.4)
Extract and run chmod on the python programs therein to give them execute permission:
chmod +x *.py
Prefix the directory containing BT to your $PATH:
VERY IMPORTANT: This client saves in ~/Bittorrent Downloads/ and keeps incomplete files in ~/.bittorrent by default and since /home/dsl is on the ramdisk you will run out of free space after a while. And obviously you don't plan to keep the download on a ramdisk!
Recommend: export $HOME /yourharddiskmountpoint/blabla
To start a download, just:
Bittorrent-curses has the mighty progress meter.
Bittorrent-console is text-only.