bittornado - bittorrent client (and tracker) with console and curses interfaces

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name bittornado
Package version 0.3.18
Package release 10.1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 635 B
Download size 132.18 KB
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BitTornado is a bittorrent client built on the original BitTorrent
client from BitTorrent Inc. This client features a console and curses
mode, lots of features, and is one of the original bittorrent clients
Features include:
* upload/download speed limitation
* prioritised downloading when downloading batches (several files)
* detailed information about connections to other peers
* encryption (PE/MSE) support (with the recommended python-crypto)
* console mode for running from scripts
* curses mode for running interactively
* tracker for the distribution of files
This package contains the console and curses interfaces, and a
bittorrent tracker, install the package bittornado-gui to get the GUI
components. See the bittorrent package for a description of what
bittorrent is.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bittornado_0.3.18-10.1_all.deb 0.3.18 all Debian Main
bittornado - - -


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python -
python-support >= 0.90.0


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python-bittornado -


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bittorrent <= 3.4.2-2


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bittorrent -


Type URL
Binary Package bittornado_0.3.18-10.1_all.deb
Source Package bittornado

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bittornado deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bittornado




2014-08-08 - Olly Betts <>
bittornado (0.3.18-10.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Update to use python-wxgtk3.0:
+ New patch: 32_wxpy3.0-compat.patch
2010-03-21 - Cameron Dale <>
bittornado (0.3.18-10) unstable; urgency=low
* New patch from upstream's CVS to allow torrents that only have an
announce list: 30_announce_list_only_torrents.dpatch (Closes: #551766)
* Fix a lot of lintian warnings
- Update standards version to 3.8.4 (no changes)
* Fix for when compact_reqd is turned off:
31_fix_for_compact_reqd_off.dpatch (Closes: #574860)
* Switch to the new "3.0 (quilt)" source format
2009-09-07 - Cameron Dale <>
bittornado (0.3.18-9) unstable; urgency=low
* fix for OSes that return file modification time as a float,
new patch 28_float_mod_time_fix.dpatch (Closes: #503043)
* patch interesting error where urandom is available in but not
implemented on the os, patch 29_fix_urandom_error.dpatch (LP: #291464)
* update the package descriptions (Closes: #537592)
* update the crypto_allowed entry in the manual page (Closes: #492031)
* update the standards version to 3.8.3 (no changes)
* remove dh_desktop from the rules file
2008-11-11 - Cameron Dale <>
bittornado (0.3.18-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed btdownloadheadless curses dependency so it can run
in a terminal (Closes: #327505)
2008-07-19 - Cameron Dale <>
bittornado (0.3.18-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Refresh all the quilt patches (Closes: #485320)
* Update standards version to 3.8.0
- Add a README.source file pointing to the quilt documentation
* medium urgency to get it into lenny
2008-05-03 - Cameron Dale <>
bittornado (0.3.18-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Migrate from the old 'from wxPython.wx import *' to the
new 'import wx' namespace (LP: #206898)
(quilt patch 21_remove_deprecated_wxPython_usage.dpatch)
- add python-wxgtk2.8 as an alternative depends
* Fix an issue with the makemetafile error-handling (Closes: #476652)
(quilt patch 22_fix_makemetafile_error-handling.dpatch)
- thanks to Mario Lang for the fix.
* Remove the Windows-only UPnP options (Closes: #315026)
(quilt patch 23_remove_UPnP_options.dpatch)
* Clarify the use of the 'ip' parameter (Closes: #323784)
(quilt patch 24_clarify_ip_parameter.dpatch)
* Fix a bug in the error handling of btdownloadcurses/headless
(quilt patch 25_errors_in_error_handling.dpatch)
* Fix some minor packaging issues
* Switch to quilt for patches
* Fix some lintian warnings
- upgrade Standards-Version to 3.7.3 (no changes)
- use non-XS VCS headers
- move Homepage field to source package headers
- remove the unused binary-arch target
2007-10-27 - Cameron Dale <>
bittornado (0.3.18-5) unstable; urgency=low
[ Cameron Dale ]
* Switch Cameron to Maintainer, Micah to Uploaders
* Added Dm-Upload-Allowed for Debian Maintainer uploads
* Remove the remaining 04_btlaunchmany.py_transpose_transfer_totals
which should have gone when we removed
[ Micah Anderson ]
* Update debian/NEWS to fix invalid sytax as reported by lintian check
2007-09-17 - Cameron Dale <>
bittornado (0.3.18-4) unstable; urgency=low
* 18_fix_launchmany_encrypter.dpatch: fix a bug in the Encrypter
that dropped all launchmany handled connections (Closes: #422098)
* Fixed absolute path and other spec problems in .desktop file
(thanks to Ubuntu)
* Fixed other .desktop issues from new lintian checks
* Switch bittornado-gui dependence from Source-Version to source:Version
* Fix the menu entry to comply with the new menu transition
* 19_fix_tracker_return_all.dpatch: fix a tracker bug that caused
all torrents' peers to be returned for every request
* 20_tracker_cache_minor_fix.dpatch: a minor fix for the new cache
structure used by the tracker

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