25 thoughts on “rtorrent 0.8.2, libtorrent 0.12.2, xmlrpc-c 1.16.6 for DNS-323

  • December 5, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Hi, shadow. Is this packages works with webinterface through rpc? wtorrent or other, because ipkg’s with this don’t allow it, maybe problems with xmlrpc-c

  • December 6, 2008 at 12:08 am


    The rtorrent has been compiled with xmlrpc-c support. It really depends whether your php supports it or not. If it does, you can run rtwi and wtorrent as a web front end.

  • December 6, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Hi, ShadowAndy
    Can you create a detailed instructions like Mldonkey?
    The problem is i’ve installed all of them, but can’t find a clue to manage my download. Ex, which address/port to launch the WebGUI, how to config the settings?
    Thank you and have a good day.

  • December 6, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Hi, ShadowAndy
    When i issue

    “/mnt/HD_a2/ffp/start/sh rtorrent.sh start”

    I always got below outputs

    “Failed to parse command line option: Error in option file: /ffp/etc/rtorrent.rc:5: Could not parse socket for listening: Address already in use”

    I’ve installed below packages

    Waiting for your solution, i’ve already searchout

  • December 6, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Hi, ShadowAndy
    After i removed file “/mnt/HD_a2/rtorrent.rpc.socket”, i can get into the gui (under telnet).
    While looks like the GUI is hanged and CPU usage is up to 100%. Did i make any mistake?
    Thanks again.

  • December 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm


    You could manually invoke it using through the shell. Coupled with screen it works great. Anyway, it is an experimental package for my own and I am using it as some trackers permit only certain bittorrent clients.

  • December 6, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Hi, ShadowAndy
    Thanks for your quick reply.
    I’ve already run rtorrent via “screen /mnt/HD_a2/ffp/bin/rtorrent -n -o import=/mnt/HD_a2/ffp/etc/rtorrent.rc”.
    But looks like sometime screen will kill itself. Still hoping you can fix the script^_^.
    And lately Transmission get banned by one music tracked, for the encryption of client handshake stuff… The good news is dev of transmission commited they are working this out with b***sic admins.

  • December 7, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Well, Shadow Andy
    After about 10 hours test, the results is not so good. Run Rtorrent by SCREEN, it will be automatically killed by itself, noticed the error is “Write Buffer……”. Only about 20 torrents is loaded for seeding.
    BTW, looks like rTorrent is the only choice for some music PT.

  • December 7, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    I got the problem with
    can’t load library ‘libcurl.so.4’
    how can i solve it.

  • December 7, 2008 at 8:46 pm


    You would need curl library. You can get it from here

  • December 9, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Please, Shadow, write a manual how to install wtorrent gui to rtorrent, it really would be rock!

  • December 18, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Thanks for putting this out here for us. I’m actually using it on the DNS-321. I’ve run into the same issue listed above with the “event_write called with empty write buffer” problem. Any idea what could be causing this? rtorrent was running fine when I had it running in debian Sarge. But, I would much prefer to use this method without having to chroot to an alternate home and deal with sarge.

    Thanks in advance!

  • December 22, 2008 at 4:01 am

    Hi Andy.

    A how to guide for rtorrent vs. DNS – 323 would be great. Please consider writeing one. Thank you very much in advance!

  • December 23, 2008 at 5:40 am


    It seems that I have managed to install rtorrent. (Since I am a complete newbie it was a hard task…) Now it starts without problem. I have tried to reach it with ntorrent unfortunatelly with no success.

    The only thing that I have modified in rtorrent.rc is the line: “scgi_port =”

    Please let me know what else should I do to make it work.

  • December 23, 2008 at 10:29 pm


    Would only do it when I am free. Kinda busy with project now. 🙂

  • December 24, 2008 at 10:27 pm


    Try connecting using ssh in ntorrent. There should be an ssh option in ntorrent. Port number is 5000.

  • December 26, 2008 at 5:03 pm


    Thanks for the info i will try.


    Good luck with your project. I can wait just promise me that you will do it someday. 🙂


  • January 6, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Any chance you could recompile to latest version 0.8.4 for the DNS-323?



  • January 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm


    Normally I would only compile when they become stable releases. Perhaps you may wish to compile the unstable/cvs version yourself.

  • January 12, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Hi Andy.
    Thank you for your work. Sorry for my English.
    Tell me, do you plan to bring rtorrent to work for a stable DNS-313? I understand that you are very busy man. But still I would like to know – to stop thinking about rtorrent or still wait for your next release.
    The current assembly is falling all the time.
    Sincerely Ildar.

  • January 14, 2009 at 1:22 am

    would be great if rtorrent can be made to run reliably with fun plug. I have rtorrent running under chroot’d debian and it is so much faster than transmission. thanks.

  • February 9, 2009 at 11:00 am


    Have you noticed the same problems as mentioned here and the DNS-323 forums? Just wondering if it is us or a known issue. Thanks.

  • February 9, 2009 at 11:14 am


    I actually ran the rtorrent using screen and controlled it using shell access. But I don’t face problems with downloads and stuffs though.

    As mentioned it is just an experimental package that I am using for one of the trackers I am on.

  • February 13, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    That is the same way I use it. Screen to keep the session going and all command line access. I am using various trackers and tend to focus on TV shows. I am plagued with problems like event_write failures and stack dumps. It was just curious that I use it fine with ubuntu and no issues like these, but in this build many people seem to have similar issues. Thanks for putting this out here for us, I just wish there was some way to find out what is causing this for so many of us.

  • February 13, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I too would want to know the cause of the event_write failures. I installed these binaries on a fresh ffp without any other extra packages and rtorrent did not run for long. On this fresh install, it crashes regardless if I run it with screen or stand alone.

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