Bit Torrent Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by apexdesign, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. apexdesign macrumors newbie

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    Iam having trouble opening up Bittorrent for macosx, when click on the app, it just quits again.

    Any Help
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    What version of OS X are you using? What version of StuffIt Expander are you using to extract the bittorrent client? What BitTorrent Client are you using?
     
  3. apexdesign thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Iam on Mac osx 10.2 using stuffit expander version 8.0 and current version of bittorrent 3.4.2
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    There's your problem. StuffIt 8.0 often doesn't decompress properly (I think it doesn't mark executables). Upgrade to the latest version and try again.
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I think its a problem with 10.2. The version of Perl in 10.2.8 is different than in 10.3.
     
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Although I'd also guess Stuffit is your problem (I don't think the Mac BT client is written in Perl, and I'm pretty sure I used that version under 10.2 anyway), I'd recommend downloading Azureus and giving it a try if you don't have a dual processor Mac.

    Azureus is more complicated to figure out how to use, and is a Java application, but has WAY more features, and in my experience works much better than the "official" BitTorrent client. Not that bad, anyway.

    If, however, you have a Mac with two processors (G4 or G5) then you DON'T want to use Azureus unless you need its features--there's a bug in Apple's Java that causes crashes after a while with some Java apps that do a lot of networking, which is exactly what Azureus does.
     
  7. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    The dual problem in Azureus has been fixed in the latest version (or at least has for me).
     
  8. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020

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    I had the same thing. It seemed to work well from the original DMG, but not once it was launched off the harddrive.

    Try using Tomato Torrent instead.
     

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