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Re: [kde-linux] Latest ktorrent

jd1008 posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:40:40 -0600 as excerpted:

> I downloaded from the kde ktorrent web page: ktorrent-4.3.1.tar.bz2
> libktorrent-1.3.1.tar.bz2 I unpacked them and found they contain no
> makefile and no instructions on how to build them
> Need info on how to build them.

First, please turn off the HTML.  Plain text is all that is required to 
get the message across, and when posting a question it doesn't pay to 
irritate the folks that might have your answer by posting in HTML, which 
many techies (including me) believe belongs on the web, not in email, 
where it's more of a security issue than a help.

That out of the way...

Ktorrent webpage?  I see this, which works but doesn't have much info:


... which refers to 

ktorrent.org, which unfortunately seems to be an expired domain.

So... which web page were you referring to?

OK, looks like wikipedia has more current information than kde's own 
website.  It says the official website is...


... which actually works. =:^)

Some of the links are dead, pointing to the expired ktorrent.org site, 
but it does actually have a reasonable bit of information, download 
links, etc.

On the download page, in addition to the download links, there's build 


Basically, make sure you have the necessary development packages, (like 
kdelibs-dev or kdelibs-devel, depending on your distro, on binary distros 
libs are normally split into two packages, the runtime package and the 
buildtime package, unnecessary at runtime but containing builtime files 
such as headers, etc), cmake, etc.  Then run cmake to create the makefile 
(this step being for cmake based packages much like running .configure on 
an autotools based package), make, and make install.

But read the page for the specifics.

On a more general note, there's...


... which is the tech/admin/developer oriented jumping off point for all 
things kde.  There you will find more general instructions for setting up 
a kde development environment, etc, if that is your wish, along with 
links to various projects, etc.  The kde sysadmin documentation, which 
I've found useful many times over the years, is linked from there as well.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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