Thursday, December 11, 2008

Transmission - Torrent download client

As you have a deice always running why do not use it to download your torrents. Follow the steps and you will have a device able to download torrents...

First install the required packages required that has build function
apt-get install pkg-config
apt-get install libc6-dev g++ gcc libssl-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev gettext intltool
mkdir tmp
cd tmp
tar xvf transmission-1.41b2.tar.bz2
cd transmission-1.41b2
./configure --disable-mac --disable-beos --disable-gtk --disable-wx
make install
If you don't want cli access just web access add --disable-cli to the end of the ./configure line. Alternatively if you don't want web/remote access just the cli add --disable-daemon. To add user type
adduser --disabled-password transmission
Download the init script

You can change the required fields in the script like download directory and the password.Then copy the script into /etc/init.d/. You can start/stop the transmission by typing
/etc/init.d/transmission-daemon start
/etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop
Now you have a working torrent download machine. You can connect the web interface by typing and start downloading...


  1. Rapidshare link does not work

  2. Still no joy. I use free account and get:

    Download-session invalid. Please click here.

    Possible reasons:

    * Download-session expired. Direct-links last a few minutes for free users and a few days for premium-users.
    * You requested this download-session from a different IP than yours. If you use AOL, try a different browser.
    * If nothing helps, getting a premium-account will override the IP-check, which means it will solve this problem.

    I tried firefox, epiphany and opera and with/without proxy
    Please help! I wan tto get transmission working..I have issues with rtorrent!

  3. I trried and the link is working. Click the free button belor nd enter the secuurity string to the blank...

  4. More Mirrors of the daemon file

  5. Can we use the 1.74 version for the guide ?

  6. I guess so, there should not be too many differences. Please try and let us know.

  7. How many torrents can be downloaded at same time stable with this?

    The installation seems difficult, my guess is I have to install slug and debian for torrents to work?

  8. I was downloading 3 torrents at the same time with no problem.
    To be able to use this
    You should follow the guides from the beginning to install debian on slug first, then install transmission.
    See how it works on your system.

  9. Hi, well be sensible, well-all described

  10. Hi, all of the daemon script links above are dead. Is there any reason not to use the script supplied with the package?

  11. As far as I remember, that init script was used to provide some generic settings for limited memory environments. Limit the the number of total connections/downloads/uploads/connection speeds to a reasonable level for NSLU2 and there should not be any problem.