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How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu Feisty Fawn/Gutsy

Sep 20, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Jau)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"Torrent is a great way to transfer large files very quickly. However most torrent clients are gui based and have quite some impact on system resources (e.g. Azureus). rTorrent is a lightweight client running from the terminal. Being able to run it in a screen session (also upon boot) makes it ideal to also control it from a remote location.

"However the current version provided in the ubuntu repositories is very much outdates. It's version 0.6.x - and features not yet encryption. So your ISP may throttel you bandwidth because of that. The version in the coming Ubuntu release is (currently) v.0.7.4. Also this version is already outdated. The current rTorrent release is v.0.7.8..."

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