MLDonkey FAQ

This entry contains answers to questions raised by other users with regards to the installation and running of MLDonkey. It also contains some troubleshooting hints and tips. You may find your answers in here.

  1. Q: WARNING: Directory /.mldonkey is full, MLDonkey shuts down
    A: Make sure you’ve started MLDonkey using the included (/ffp/start/
  2. Q: I face permission errors when trying to delete items from the incoming folder
    A: Try to change the permission settings of the folder to 777. (chmod -R 777 /mnt/HD_a2/.mldonkey/incoming/)
  3. Q: I couldn’t start MLDonkey even after running
    A: The default BT on the DNS-323 could be on and it is occupying the port 6881. Try disabling the BT on the DNS-323 before running again
  4. Q: I do not know how to use “vi”. Where can I learn?
    A: University of Washington have a nice tutorial on How to Use the vi Editor
  5. Q: How do I remove MLDonkey?
    A: Make sure MLDonkey is not running. Determine which version (2.9.6/others) and variant you install (lite/normal/full). Simply remove it by using the command “funpkg -r mldonkey-<version>-<variant>”. E.g. “funpkg -r mldonkey-2.9.6-lite”
  6. Q: I issued the command “./funpkg -i /mnt/HD_a2/mldonkey-2.9.6-lite.tgz” from the directory / and it is not working.
    A: Follow the instructions in the guide.
  7. Q: I installed MLDonkey (with gd support) but I cannot start mlnet. The log file (mlnet.log) complains that it cannot load ‘’ and/or ‘’.
    A: You didn’t install the required graphical libraries. Follow the section on “Installing graphical libraries” on this post.
  8. Q: I got the message “Exception: bind failed: Address already in use at port 6881” whenever I start MLDonkey.
    A: The D-Link BT software is using that port. You might want to consider removing the D-Link BT. To remove the bit-torrent software, simply delete the /mnt/HD_a2/Nas_Prog/BT directory (rm -rf /mnt/HD_a2/Nas_Prog/BT)


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8 thoughts on “MLDonkey FAQ

  • October 1, 2008 at 3:30 am

    I can´t remove mldonkey.

    I remove in telnet with: funpkg -r mldonkey-2.9.6-lite

    In first time, the package was removed, but every time I restart NAS, the folder mldonkey (with 20MB), apeears on my Volume_1. How can I remove completly the program.

    If i try to remove again in telnet, this message appears:
    Skipping mldonkey-2.9.6-lite (not installed)

    The package doesn’t exist, but the program still there. If I try to acess the program in http GUI:
    Connection from rejected (see downloads.ini, allowed_ips)

    How can I remove this?

  • October 1, 2008 at 10:30 am


    When removing the package, make sure that the package you are trying to remove is not running. What you can do now is install the package and remove again.

  • October 2, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Thanks again shadowandy.

    I forget that the package was running in that moment, and I remove it (sorry the English;-) )

    Finally is all working fine, with transmission.

    Thanks to all, this blog is amazing and very helpful.

  • October 28, 2008 at 7:34 am

    Hi, where can I specify when to stop sharing torrent files? E.g “stop seeding at 150%”

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