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>>Installation of apt-torrent

23 October 2000

Install using you favorite apt frontend
This is the preferred method since you’ll get all updates as soon as they are released.
If you use testing Debian (aka Etch), then add theses lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

If you use unstable Debian (aka Sid), then add theses lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

Note that you cannot benefit of apt-torrent with the stable Debian distribution (aka Sarge) yet, since the repository doesn’t contains any package from the Sarge distribution at the moment.

Repositories are signed. You can import the key doing as root:

Then use your favorite package manager as root and install the apt-torrent package. For example with aptitude:

Offline installation
Grab the binary package on the download page with your favorite web browser (apt-torrent_x-y_i386.deb). Save it on the target host, and install it as root using dpkg:

You might have to first install some dependencies if they are not already installed.

Install from source
You should be experienced enough to choice between adding the deb-src line to your /etc/apt/sources.list or to manually download the files from the Download page.

If you chosen to add the deb-src line to your apt configuration, then you should be able to get the source package using apt-get for example:

Post-install configuration
After installation edit /etc/apt/sources.list and choose your distribution. For example if you want to get packages from the testing (or etch) distribution, uncomment the testing sample line like this:

Custom configuration
You can customize the configuration using /etc/apt/apt-torrent.conf file. For example you can change the default port for apt-torrent http deamon with:

For the changes to take effect, restart apt-torrent using:

And then change /etc/apt/sources.list accordingly:

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