Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Installation Of Ktorrent - What To Do Next?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    53

    Default Installation Of Ktorrent - What To Do Next?

    I am asking this question because Ktorrent is installed on kubuntu but I have difficulty installing it on backtrack.

    Firstly, I unzipped the file using tar -xvf Ktorrent-4.0.5

    Subsequently I am not sure what to do.

    These are the files inside:

    root@bt:~/ktorrent-4.0.5# ls
    CMakeLists.txt ChangeLog dbus_xml ktmagnetdownloader ktupnptest libktupnp plugins scripts
    COPYING Messages.sh ideal ktorrent libktcore plasma po templates

    What should I do next?

    Question 2: Is there any burning dvd or CD software for Bt RC2 or do I have to install it myself?

  2. #2
    Senior Member iproute's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Midwest, USA
    Posts
    192

    Default Re: Installation Of Ktorrent - What To Do Next?

    perhaps try transmission for torrents as it is in the repos (apt-get install transmission, or something close to that), for burning software try k3b-kde3

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    53

    Default Re: Installation Of Ktorrent - What To Do Next?

    hi may I ask what does apt-get transmission do? What is transmission for torrent?

  4. #4
    Senior Member iproute's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Midwest, USA
    Posts
    192

    Default Re: Installation Of Ktorrent - What To Do Next?

    http://www.transmissionbt.com/
    Code:
    apt-get install transmission
    installs the transmission bittorrent client software. Perhaps you need to back up and do some quick reading on linux before you get too far into backtrack as these are ESSENTIAL skills
    apt is the package manager for many debian based linux distributions.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    53

    Default Re: Installation Of Ktorrent - What To Do Next?

    Thanks. I knew what Ktorrent is but not transmission.
    May I ask if there is a standard method for installing packages after I unpack them?
    Normally, I dont know what to do.

  6. #6
    Senior Member iproute's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Midwest, USA
    Posts
    192

    Default Re: Installation Of Ktorrent - What To Do Next?

    Backtrack is built from ubuntu/debian so it uses pre-built binary packages in the repositories. The apt tools are the package management tools that interact with the repositories. You can also use dpkg for .deb package files(google chrome can be easily installed this way). If you are trying to install software and you download it in some form of tarball (packagenamehere.tar.gz) then it is often source code and needs to be compiled. (make build, make install)

  7. #7
    Junior Member wh1t3fang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    from the internet
    Posts
    75

    Default Re: Installation Of Ktorrent - What To Do Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by hitmen View Post
    Thanks. I knew what Ktorrent is but not transmission.
    o.
    transmission is just another bitorrent client. personally i like it better then ktorrent. I would recommend it over ktorrent because it is light and fast. I use it as my default bitorrent client. it is in the backtrack repos. you can just go into terminal and type in apt-get install transmission to install it. it is a very nice torrent client and i would highly recommend it over ktorrent.
    wh1t3 fang

  8. #8
    Senior Member iproute's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Midwest, USA
    Posts
    192

    Default Re: Installation Of Ktorrent - What To Do Next?

    Just thought I'd also mention that you can use synaptic if you would like a GUI for package management. Might be easier to start out with. Just type
    Code:
    synaptic
    into the run command box.

Similar Threads

  1. Installation
    By {LCD}STELIOS in forum OLD Newbie Area
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-06-2009, 05:56 AM
  2. USB Installation
    By appreciated in forum OLD BackTrack 4 Bugs and Fixes
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-03-2009, 10:43 PM
  3. alfa cuts out when using heavy apps like ktorrent
    By phil128 in forum OLD BT3beta NON-WORKING HARDWARE
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-12-2008, 10:01 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •