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Offline kerpob

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Torrents?
« on: February 16, 2009, 05:24:40 AM »
Hello - got TCL working on my eee 701. Would be the perfect distro for me except that I can't find a torrent utility (like bittorrent). Or am I missing something obvious - like a browser extenstion that would do the job?

Thanks!
eee user. From Xandros to Debian via Breeezy to TCL.

Offline curaga

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 05:44:59 AM »
Opera and aria2 both handle torrents. Opera's a bit limited, and aria2 is command-line but full featured.

No mainstream-gui client available though.
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Offline Jason W

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 05:54:05 AM »
I will give bittorent-gui a go when I get home today as it looks like it will be a simple build.  Unless someone else has already started on it or has plans to make it.

Offline kerpob

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 12:14:41 PM »
I will give bittorent-gui a go when I get home today as it looks like it will be a simple build.  Unless someone else has already started on it or has plans to make it.
Wow! Quick response to a user enquiry... can I push my luck and ask for lgeneral as well?!?!?!
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Offline Jason W

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 12:41:46 PM »
Lgeneral seems to only depend on SDL which we already have, so I will try to also package it tonight if all goes well.

Offline kerpob

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 01:35:24 PM »
Lgeneral seems to only depend on SDL which we already have, so I will try to also package it tonight if all goes well.

Many thanks! If it's any help, the mandriva version works, but the debian version requires manual file name changes and to run another utility.
eee user. From Xandros to Debian via Breeezy to TCL.

Offline Jason W

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 05:45:02 PM »
Bittorrent has a small maze of dependencies that I will not try to tackle tonight, maybe some other day.  Lgeneral I should get to though.

Later...

Lgeneral dies with a segmentaion fault, may try again some other time.
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Offline kerpob

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009, 01:08:38 AM »
Bittorrent has a small maze of dependencies that I will not try to tackle tonight, maybe some other day.  Lgeneral I should get to though.

Later...

Lgeneral dies with a segmentaion fault, may try again some other time.
Thanks for trying - maybe another torrent program would be easier to implement than bittorrent?
eee user. From Xandros to Debian via Breeezy to TCL.

Offline Jason W

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009, 09:46:58 AM »
FWIW, the Debian Etch version of lgeneral does the same segfaulting when the mouse is clicked anywhere inside the window as does when built from scratch. 

Offline bigpcman

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009, 10:24:47 AM »
How about "Transmission 1.50". Seems quite popular.
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Offline kerpob

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2009, 01:02:24 AM »
FWIW, the Debian Etch version of lgeneral does the same segfaulting when the mouse is clicked anywhere inside the window as does when built from scratch. 
Debian lenny worked - as did ubuntu. Never used etch. Mandriva was the best though - no manual file changes needed.
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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 08:09:57 AM »
btpd is a small torrent client that seems to only depend on openssl.  I will make it probably this week.  I may try to squeeze it in tonight or tomorrow.

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Re: Torrents?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 11:40:37 AM »
Since you already have  aria2,  why not ship one of the gui front ends instead or a whole new torrent client?

http://aria2.sourceforge.net/#guifrontends
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