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debtorrent 0.1.9
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To start using DebTorrent, do the following:

1. 	Install the package, either from the Debian archive, or from the 
    binary at:

   	https://alioth.debian.org/frs/?group_id=31109

2.  Modify your /etc/apt/sources.list to send all requests through the 
    debtorrent program, for example if your sources.list contains a line 
    like this:

    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free

    then replace it with this (add "localhost:9988/" to the beginning):

    deb http://localhost:9988/ftp.us.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
	
    The port can be changed by the "apt_port" option to 
    debtorrent-client in the /etc/debtorrent/debtorrent-client.conf 
    file, but it defaults to 9988.

3.  Update your package lists (as root):

    apt-get update
   	
    This will download the Packages files through the debtorrent 
    program, which will automatically start them running. You should be 
    able to see some indication of this by going to 

    http://localhost:9988/

    in your web browser.

4.  Proceed to use apt normally (as root), for example:

    apt-get install ...
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get dist-upgrade

    All downloads through Apt should work, regardless if there are any 
    peers, since the program will use a backup HTTP download from the 
    mirror in the event that no peers for the download can be found.

    If you can't download, or if you get errors from running any of the 
    programs, please post the problem/error to:
	
        debtorrent-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org


Known Bugs
----------

On stopping the client using the init script in /etc/init.d, the 
following warning is generated:

    start-stop-daemon: warning: failed to kill 10699: No such process

The warning has no effect on the stopping of the client, which should 
be stopped when this warning is printed. See bug #157305 for more info.