Help! (Torrent Client for OS X 10.1?)

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  1. shad macrumors newbie

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    I've just recieved my first mac, an iBook G3 600Mhz 384MB 20GB Combo with Mac OS 10.1.2

    I've been looking for torrent clients but i cant seem to find any for my version of mac os :(! I do not plan on upgrading my software as it is rather expensive and the one i have servers me well.

    Can anyone recommend/forward me to any torrent client i will be able to use. I've tried BitTorrent, it mounted successfully however when i click the BitTorrent application icon, nothing happens!

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    I use Transmission which won't work on OS X 10.1 so I can't recommend any but have you searched versiontracker?
     
  3. shad thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    Just had a quick look and stumbled across this but I don't know if it's any good. Does say it should work on 10.1 though.

    Azureus BitTorrent Client
     
  5. shad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    for some reason it doesn't mount! thanks for looking
     
  6. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    this might be odd

    Perhaps there's a UNIX CLI bit of code around....

    If there's a CLI app for Linux, maybe you can compile for OS X?

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  7. shad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've tried bitpump but i get a message when mounting "unable to verify" Checksum: CRC32 .......... INVALID
     
  8. shad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how would i go about doing so?
     
  9. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    here goes...

    right, well if you're into compiling your own programs, this seems the way to go:

    http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-command-line-bittorrent-client.html

    otherwise, with a 10.1 install, it might be a good idea to learn. fast. Because these days, the UNIX part of that OS is the only 'current' thing about it.

    Forget the GUI, get used to using terminal :) I use azureus, but I think CLI programs have thier place too, especially in your case.

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  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I know you don't want to update but you are using an extremely outdated OS. It would be like running Windows 95 on a PC, yeah it will work, but why? I highly recommend purchasing a more recent version of OS X. Even 10.2 will be a huge step forward (and you probably can find it rather cheap), although 10.3 or newer will be even better.
     

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