bittorrent - Original BitTorrent client - console tools

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name bittorrent
Package version 3.4.2
Package release 12
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 161 B
Download size 48.25 KB
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Package Version Architecture Repository
bittorrent_3.4.2-12_all.deb 3.4.2 all Debian Main
bittorrent - - -


Name Value
lsb-base >= 3.0-10
python-bittorrent = 3.4.2-12
python:any >= 2.3~


Type URL
Binary Package bittorrent_3.4.2-12_all.deb
Source Package bittorrent

Install Howto

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




2016-01-10 - Mattia Rizzolo <>
bittorrent (3.4.2-12) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Orphan the package, see #810612.
* Split out a python-bittorrent package.
* debian/patches/fix-readme-file.patch: add:
+ Remove instructions which only concern Windows systems.
+ Remove references to files which aren't in the package, and
adjust executable names (./ -> whatever).
+ Fix two example commands which had incorrect arguments.
* debian/patches/btshow-meta-info.patch: add:
+ Now bittorrent checks file type before trying to extract any information.
* debian/patches/btmakemetafile.patch: add:
+ Set piece_len_exp to 18 if no exp defined.
* Move to short dh syntax and debhelper compat 9.  Also use pybuild.
* Run wrap-and-sort.
* debian/control:
+ Merge Build-Depends-Indep into Build-Depends.
+ Bump Standards-Versions to 3.9.6, no further changes needed.
+ Remove the homepage, the original project is not really active anymore.
+ Build-Depend on python instead of python-all-dev.
+ Use source:Version instead of Source-Version substvar.
+ Add Vcs-* fields, pointing to a collab-maint repo
* Remove useless maintainer scripts.
* Remove useless debian/pyversions file.
* Fix some spelling-error-in-manpage in bittorrent-downloader.bittorrent.1.
2015-08-18 - Martin Pitt <>
bittorrent (3.4.2-11.7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Convert to dh_python2. (Closes: #785966)
* debian/control: Add missing ${misc:Depends}.
2014-08-15 - Olly Betts <>
bittorrent (3.4.2-11.6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Update to source format "3.0 (quilt)".
* Update to use python-wxgtk3.0.  (Closes: #757431)
* Apply patch from Ben Finney to update Python code to not throw string
exceptions, which are no longer supported.  (Closes: #585222)
* Install bittorrent.ico and fix paths in scripts so it gets used.
(Closes: #733447)
* Fix 'Torent' typo in short description.  (Closes: #424856, #673131)
* debian/control: Update to use 'Homepage:'.  (Closes: #615435, #615465)
* debian/ Apply patch from Benjamin Kerensa to replace
unsupported shell brace expansion.  (Closes: #688620)
2013-07-14 - Luca Falavigna <>
bittorrent (3.4.2-11.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Drop useless dh_python call (Closes: #715296).
* Drop useless XB-Python-Version fields.
* Drop useless pycompat file.
2011-11-24 - Olly Betts <>
bittorrent (3.4.2-11.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Update to depend on python-wxgtk2.8 rather than python-wxgtk2.6 - should
be a low risk change, as with default alternatives 2.8 will already get
used if installed, and 2.8 has twice as many installs according to popcon.
(Closes: #645618)
2009-10-19 - Kumar Appaiah <>
bittorrent (3.4.2-11.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build-Depend on python-all-dev (>= 2.5.4) for use.
2009-10-17 - Bastian Venthur <>
bittorrent (3.4.2-11.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "manipulates site-packages/ directly, failing with Python 2.6"
Applied and uploaded Kumar's patch, thanks dude! (Closes: #547811)
2008-05-25 - Peter Eisentraut <>
bittorrent (3.4.2-11.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix bashism in debian/rules. Closes: #477252.
2007-05-15 - Michael Janssen <>
bittorrent (3.4.2-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Add LSB logging functionality. (thanks David!) Closes: #384724
* Clarify short desciptions of packages. Closes: #418964.
* Moved initscript into examples directory, as it was largely
unused. Closes: #423901.
* Example initscript now honors START_BTTRACK. Closes: 369831.
2006-10-18 - Michael Janssen <>
bittorrent (3.4.2-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove dependency on obselete python-wxgtk2.4.

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