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So, today I decided to install the latest version of rtorrent. I dug around most of the doc found at:
and attempted to install stable version 0.8.0, however, I could not get it to compile, so, I decided to give the unstable version 0.9.0 a shot.
I figured it would compile and install without a hitch as I have just have many development packages installed on my machine. There were two packages I needed to install to get libtorrent and rtorrent to compile and install. The following are the packages in question.
sudo apt-get install libcppunit-dev libsigc++-2.0-dev
Next, create a work directory and download the tarballs.
cd ~ mkdir work cd work wget http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/downloads/libtorrent-0.13.0.tar.gz wget http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/downloads/rtorrent-0.9.0.tar.gz
Now, extract the tarballs.
tar -zxf libtorrent-0.13.0.tar.gz tar -zxf rtorrent-0.9.0.tar.gz
The same steps are needed to compile and install libtorrent and rtorrent. cd libtorrent-0.13.0 ./autogen.sh ./configure make sudo make install
cd ../rtorrent-0.9.0 ./autogen.sh ./configure make sudo make install
Next, the final and important step. sudo ldconfig
Otherwise, you are likely to see the following error message:
rtorrent: error while loading shared libraries: libtorrent.so cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Have a look at the video to see the install.