all options
squeeze  ] [  wheezy  ]
[ Source: apt-transport-debtorrent  ]

Package: apt-transport-debtorrent (0.2.2)

Links for apt-transport-debtorrent


Debian Resources:

Download Source Package apt-transport-debtorrent:


External Resources:

Similar packages:

an APT transport for communicating with DebTorrent

This package contains the APT debtorrent transport. It makes it possible to use 'deb debtorrent://localhost:9988/foo distro main' type lines in your sources.list file.

For an overview of the DebTorrent program, see the 'debtorrent' package.

You don't actually need this package to use the DebTorrent program, it will work fine using the regular http:// transport.

However, using this method has some advantages over HTTP. Unlike the traditional HTTP method, this transport will send all possible requests to DebTorrent as soon as it recieves them, which will speed up the download as peers can be contacted in parallel. This method also allows the DebTorrent client to return files to APT in any order, which is important since BitTorrent downloads proceed in a random order. Additionally, this method uses a very similar protocol to HTTP, and so can easily be used to access a DebTorrent client running on another host.

Tags: System Administration: Package Management, Implemented in: C++, Role: Program, Application Suite: Debian, Works with: Packaged Software

Other Packages Related to apt-transport-debtorrent

  • depends
  • recommends
  • suggests
  • enhances

Download apt-transport-debtorrent

Download for all available architectures
Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 27.1 kB72.0 kB [list of files]