Today I have released the next version of DebTorrent. This is the first release to be available in a binary package (.deb) form, and most of the changes are related to the packaging

I still consider the program to be alpha quality, though all the functionality for a beta release is there, it just needs to be tested (so tell your friends). I run the program daily and use it for my apt-based updating, so I'm pretty sure it works, but there are definitely bugs. If you do find one please submit it to the DebTorrent mailing list.

The installable binary can be found on the Alioth project, or in my personal repository which can be added to your sources.list like so:

deb unstable main contrib non-free

Once installed, it will start running automatically, and will restart on bootup, so all that is needed is to modify your sources.list files to point them at DebTorrent by prepending localhost:9988 to the mirror name. For example, the entry above for my personal repository would become:

deb http://localhost:9988/ unstable main contrib non-free

Here's the changelog:

  • First debian package release (Closes: #428005)
  • Cleanup all the configuration options
  • Add a global config file
  • Moved all logging to log files
  • Stopped displaying periodic updates
  • Added init script and default options