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Bug 157312 - no torrent rpms for fc2 and fc3
Summary: no torrent rpms for fc2 and fc3
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: docs-requests
Version: devel
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fedora Websites Team
QA Contact: Karsten Wade
: 158197 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-10 15:21 UTC by David L.
Modified: 2009-08-05 18:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-11-15 17:11:36 UTC

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Description David L. 2005-05-10 15:21:03 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050416 Fedora/1.0.3-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.3

Description of problem:
It would be nice if the fedora distribution came with bittorrent since it's advertised on the fedora download page.  If that's not possible, it would at least  be nice if you provided rpms or at least links to trusted sites that had rpms for the current stable release.  I could only find bittorrent rpms for legacy fedora releases on the "join the torrent" link at .  I installed the rpm for fc1 on my fc3 machine and it didn't work.  I had to search for the error I got:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/", line 7, in ?
    from import download
ImportError: No module named

And found somebody who had the same problem.  After setting some python path, I had another problem... it didn't seem to accept the arguments to bittorrent that were recommened on the duke torrent web sit.  So I tried getting rid of the max upload rate argument and it finally worked.  But it shouldn't be that hard to download your releases using a tool you recommend on your download site IMHO.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to
2. Follow the link for "join the torrent"
3. Note the absense of torrent rpms for fc2 and fc3

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mark Sechrest 2006-08-07 19:15:07 UTC
*** Bug 158197 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Dimitris Glezos 2006-11-15 17:04:00 UTC
The most relevant page for Bittorrent (which is also linked from the Download
page of the wiki) is currently:

I have just added to the page that Bittorrent is available as a package from Extras.

Closing bug as FIXED RAWHIDE.

Comment 3 2009-08-05 18:42:15 UTC
Tickets move to docs-request so the fedora-websites component can be removed per request from Ricky.

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