Appendix A. Installation
KTorrent was last updated Jan 17 2013, and the original website, ktorrent.org, has been abandoned since. As the original website has since been purchased by someone else, all references to it have been removed from this document.
How to obtain KTorrent
KTorrent is part of the KDE project http://www.kde.org/.
KTorrent can be found in the kdenetwork package on ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/, the main FTP site of the KDE project. Your distribution may also provide packages.
In order to successfully use KTorrent, you need KDE 1.1. Foobar.lib is required in order to support the advanced KTorrent features. KTorrent uses about 5 megs of memory to run, but this may vary depending on your platform and configuration.
All required libraries as well as KTorrent itself can be found on The KTorrent home page.
You can find a list of changes at http://apps.kde.org/KTorrent.
Compilation and Installation
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You can find the downloads of all versions of Ktorrent at:
There are instructions for Mac OS X and additional notes there as well.
You will need several modules installed prior to being able to compile and install Ktorrent.
In general you will need:
make (KT 2.x) or cmake (KT 3.x)
For specific variations of Linux you will need:
For Ktorrent 2.x
For Ktorrent 3.x on KDE 3
Ubuntu, Suse [Please list other flavours]
Mandriva [Please list other flavours]
For Ktorrent 3.x on KDE 4
For Ktorrent 2.x
tar -xvjf ktorrent-X.Y.tar.bz2 cd ktorrent-X.Y ./configure make make install
For Ktorrent 3.x
tar -xvjf ktorrent-3.X.Y.tar.bz2 cd ktorrent-3.X.Y mkdir build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` .. make sudo make install
For Specific flavours and KT versions:
Howto: Compile 3.2beta1 under Ubuntu-Intrepid (gnome)]
Installation and First Startup
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In order to compile and install kmyapplication on your system, type the following in the base directory of the kmyapplication distribution:
% ./configure % make % make install
Since kmyapplication uses autoconf and automake you should have no trouble compiling it. Should you run into problems please report them to the KDE mailing lists.