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README.md

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BitTorrent Sync Packaging Project

AppVeyor

The bellow apt-key was incorrectly importing my signing key, rather than my public key. If any errors on updating, run the updated command.

I will be providing continued maintenance for this awesome project that Mr. Tuxpoldo has founded. Until I am accustomed to this project (or Python for the matter) I can provide support for the btsync and btsync-common packages with new binary versions and bugfixes.

Debian and Ubuntu packages can be found under my private repository http://deb.silvenga.com. New versions should be automatically built and published to this location via my build server (found above) when new changelogs are released.

Cheers!

- Silvenga

Installing

Add my package signing key:

apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 37F1A037FEF78709

Add the btsync repository:

add-apt-repository "deb http://deb.silvenga.com/btsync any main"
apt-get update

Install btsync

apt-get install btsync

After following the prompts, open your browser to http://127.0.0.1:8888/gui/ (if using the default configuration).

FAQ

Issue

Adding a new synced folder results in the following error:

Sync does not have permission to access this folder

Solution

Make sure the user Btsync is running as has read and write access to the path set when prompted for the "Start path for the web interface".

Alternatively, / can be used.

Issue

You would receive something like the following when running apt-get-repository:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 167, in <module>
    sp = SoftwareProperties(options=options)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 105, in __init__
    self.reload_sourceslist()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 595, in reload_sourceslist
    self.distro.get_sources(self.sourceslist)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py", line 89, in get_sources
    (self.id, self.codename))
aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Raspbian/jessie

Solution

Raspbian's add-apt-repository seems to be broken under at last Jessie. The following commands will resolve the issues:

echo "deb http://deb.silvenga.com/btsync any main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/silvenga-btsync-deb.list
apt-get update
apt-get install btsync

Issue

Adding signing key fails with the following stacktrace:

gpg: requesting key 3C3DE741 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: no writable keyring found: eof
gpg: error reading `[stream]': general error

Solution

Make sure to run all the above commands as root either by using sudo or switching to the root user.

TODO

  • Log to proper log folder.
  • Setup logrotate.

Original README

BitTorrent® Sync from BitTorrent® Inc. is a simple tool that applies p2p protocol for direct live folder sync with maximum security, network speed and storage capacity. It has native versions for Mac, Windows and Linux, as well as native NAS integration.

BitTorrent® Inc. delivers for Linux users only a raw binary file without any deployment concept or setup system. It's up to the user to create a reliable startup and shutdown logic and to manage a configuration file. Also a dedicated GUI, as provided for Windows and Mac OSX is missing.

The scope of this project is to provide a Linux GUI with all features as in Windows and Mac OSX and easy to install packages both for servers and desktop systems.

THESE SOFTWARE IS UNOFFICIAL AND NOT THE WORK OF BITTORRENT® INC. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE BITTORRENT® INC. SUPPORT WITH QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE USE OF THE PACKAGES. YOU WILL FIND COMPETENT HELP AND SUPPORT IN THE RELATED DISCUSSION THREAD IN THE SUPPORT FORUM (Links below)

The mere executables and documentation provided by BitTorrent® Inc. are distributed in a package named btsync-common - all other packages are dependent upon it.

The brand new package containing the full featured GUI for BitTorrent Sync for desktop users is named btsync-gui - This package is going to replace btsync-user on long term.

The package containing support for BitTorrent Sync as a single or multiple service with or without WebUI for server/NAS deployment is named btsync

The legacy package containing support for BitTorrent Sync as a WebUI and tray application for desktop users is named btsync-user

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