Install transmission on a headless Debian server

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pandaking
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Install transmission on a headless Debian server

Post by pandaking » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:37 pm

Hi,

So I'm a little unsure, but it seems the only way to do this is to compile from source?

If you do an apt-cache search I only see listed:
transmission-cli - free, lightweight BitTorrent client (command line interface)
transmission-common - free, lightweight BitTorrent client
transmission-gtk - free, lightweight BitTorrent client (graphical interface)
transmission - free, lightweight BitTorrent client
No "transmission-daemon" which would appear from my reading on your site to be the crucial thing actually needed.

Any clues/tips?

gunzip
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Re: Install transmission on a headless Debian server

Post by gunzip » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:47 am

i'm assuming you're running Lenny and there is no transmission-daemon package. in fact all the Tranmission packages available in Lenny are ancient and out-dated. one solution is to use lenny-backports:

http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/

and then do "apt-get -t lenny-backports install transmission-daemon"

which will give you TR 1.77 and it will include the debian startup scripts.

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