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Re: Why cant BitTorrent just work?



On Mon, 2006-03-20 at 12:49 -0700, Reg Clemens wrote:
> I went to grab Fedora5 with BitTorrent.
> First off, it (BitTorrent) is not in Fedora4, why?
> I went off to the BitTorrent site, grabbed the rpm, and installed it.
> It doesnt install the hook to work with FireFox, Why?
> OK try to decide which of the bittorrent executables to exe
> Look in /usr/share/doc/BitTorrent-4.4.0, nothing there of any interest,
>     I want to use it to pull files, not generate my own source.
> bittorrent-console sounds like it could be it.  It splatters output all over
>     my screen, but DOES seem to be starting to work.
> I try bittorrent insted.  It never starts.
> 
> OK, the bittorrent of several years ago was probably a lot less clever
> but you COULD get it to work.
> 
> I have an FTP running as I type this...
> Damn, it (bittorrent) really seemed like a good idea, to bad that
>     they cant get it to the point where it just works AND THEN 
>     LEAVE IT ALONE,
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I don't know anything about installing into Firefox.

yum install bittorrent

bittorrent-curses --max_upload_rate 350 \
http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/torrents/bordeaux-binary-i386.torrent 

it ain't pretty but it gets it done in two lines

craig


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