Torrent Client Change

March 11, 2010 at 10:29 am (arch, AUR, install, linux, packages, packer)

So, I ran into a problem earlier today. Deluge torrent client completely stopped working on me. I kept getting numerous python errors from it:

File "/usr/bin/deluge", line 8, in <module>
    load_entry_point('deluge==1.2.1', 'console_scripts', 'deluge')()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/deluge/", line 121, in start_ui
    UI(options, args, options.args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/deluge/ui/", line 127, in __init__
    from deluge.ui.gtkui.gtkui import GtkUI
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/deluge/ui/gtkui/", line 1, in <module>
    from gtkui import start
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/deluge/ui/gtkui/", line 41, in <module>
    reactor = gtk2reactor.install()
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'install'

I’m not sure what exactly happened, but it just decided to stop working properly. I even tried reinstalling it by issuing a $ sudo pacman -S deluge and still didn’t work. I’ve always liked Deluge as a torrent client, yet I always tend to have problems with it. So today seemed like it would be a good chance to try an alternate torrent client.

I’ve seen Transmission on other Linux distros as a standard for a torrent client and I’ve never had problems with it, so I figured I’ve give it a shot again. I also figured I would try to look for something light weight as well, seeing as how I’ve been going for a fairly minimal install.  Seeing as how Deluge didn’t really fit into that category, I uninstalled it. Wow…what a major chunk of space I saved. Uninstalling it using $ sudo pacman -Rs deluge. It removed about 120 megabytes of space.

resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets (1): transmission-gtk-1.91-1

Total Download Size:    0.84 MB
Total Installed Size:   2.37 MB

Yeah…major difference. So far, so good. It’s been fairly fast with _no_ errors that I can tell. I found Transmission from the AUR.



  1. ZAREMA said,

    Thanks the author for article. The main thing do not forget about users, and continue in the same spirit.

  2. gualetar said,

    The subject is fully clear but why does the text lack clarity? But in general your blog is great.

  3. Nathan said,

    Lol, yeah, there were a few posts I rushed. I’ve been busy at work and sometimes when I come home and realized I hadn’t posted anything in a few days, I tend to slap something together. You can tell the differences in post on my days off 🙂

    I updated this post to make it a bit more coherent.

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