Hi, I am interested in setting up rtorrent on my drobo. I am a complete noob when it comes to Linux. I am reading all these guides on how to install rtorrent, but all the info about compiling and dependancies make y head hurt! I tried to install ubuntu on my mac using virtualbox… that just ended in a black screen.
Is there no way to get a pre-compliled version and just drop it in and run a few commands to set it up?
I am also interested in being able to get to my files when I am away from home. What app do I need for that?
If you have a look on Ricardo’s pages, you’ll see he’s got a an ‘install’ section, that has a link you can click on to download and install rtorrent without having to go through the compiling process.
That’s because rTorrent won’t work with the default Apache server from DRI (short explanation: their PHP module is incomplete). You need to use lighttpd and PHP from DroboPorts for that.
I have tried to make it so that these components “just work” together. In other words:
download lighttpd.tgz to the DroboApps share, install it
download php.tgz to the DroboApps share, install it
[*]download rtorrent.tgz to the DroboApps share, install it
After this, you should be able to see the ruTorrent interface at: http://your.drobo.address.here/rtorrent/
Notice that there is no :8080. I have pre-configured lighttpd to run at the default HTTP port.
Also, you should be able to reach the DroboAdmin webapp using lighttpd as well, at http://your.drobo.address.here/droboadmin/ (i.e., you can remove the DRI-provided Apache DroboApp - saves you memory and boot time).
I have setup rtorrent & rutorrent with your tgz files, but it keep compliant reorient isn’t running.
How do I get retorrent in the background? I also see rtorrent asking for ~/.rtorrentrc while opening with screen.
I’m new to the droboports. I’m having issues seeding a torrent that I have in one of my drobo shares. When I add the torrent it just says Pausing. I assume it’s an issue with folder permissions but I’m not sure what to do with that. Any advice?
Edit: To clarify the file is in /mnt/DroboFS/Shares/[ShareName]/Etc/Etc/Etc
If this is related to permissions (which I’m not sure, since I’ve never had that problem myself), then what you want to do is this:
Login via SSH
Go to the folder in question, by typing: cd /mnt/DroboFS/Shares/[ShareName]/Etc/Etc/Etc
Change the owner and group of the files to “nodoby”, by typing: chown -R nobody.nobody *
Change the permissions of the files so that everyone can write to them: chmod -R a+rw *
If this doesn’t solve it, then your best bet is to ask the almighty Google.