rTorrent client for OpenWrt's LuCI web interface
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luci-app-rtorrent

rTorrent client for OpenWrt's LuCI web interface

Features

  • List all torrent downloads
  • Add new torrent by url/magnet uri/file
  • Stop/start/delete torrents
  • Mark torrents with tags
  • Set priority per file
  • Enable/disable and add trackers to torrent
  • Detailed peer listing
  • Completely LuCI based interface
  • OpenWrt device independent (written in lua)
  • Opkg package manager support
  • RSS feed downloader (automatically download torrents that match the specified criteria)
  • Support for Transdroid (Transdrone)

Screenshots

luci-app-rtorrent 0.1.3

Install instructions

(for Openwrt 15.05.1 Chaos Calmer)

Install rtorrent-rpc

opkg update
opkg install rtorrent-rpc

(Note: If you going to install rtorrent-rpc to an own opkg destination then you have to install libopenssl to the root destination before)

Create rTorrent config file

Minimal /root/.rtorrent.rc file:

directory = /path/to/downloads/
session = /path/to/session/

scgi_port = 127.0.0.1:5000

schedule = rss_downloader,300,300,"execute=/usr/lib/lua/rss_downloader.lua"

Sample /root/.rtorrent.rc file:

http://pissedoffadmins.com/os/linux/sample-rtorrent-rc-file.html

Recommended kernel parameters to avoid low memory issues:

cat /etc/sysctl.conf
...
# handle rtorrent related low memory issues
vm.swappiness=95
vm.vfs_cache_pressure=200
vm.min_free_kbytes=4096
vm.overcommit_memory=2
vm.overcommit_ratio=60

Create init.d script (optional)

Install screen

opkg install screen

Create /etc/init.d/rtorrent script

#!/bin/sh /etc/rc.common

START=99
STOP=99

SCREEN=/usr/sbin/screen
PROG=/usr/bin/rtorrent

start() {
  sleep 3
  $SCREEN -dm -t rtorrent nice -19 $PROG
}

stop() {
  killall rtorrent
}

Start rtorrent

chmod +x /etc/init.d/rtorrent
/etc/init.d/rtorrent enable
/etc/init.d/rtorrent start

Install wget

(the wget in busybox does not support https)

opkg install ca-certificates
opkg install wget
ln -sf $(which wget-ssl) /usr/bin/wget

Install luci-app-rtorrent

wget -nv https://github.com/wolandmaster/luci-app-rtorrent/releases/download/latest/e1a1ba8004c4220f -O /etc/opkg/keys/e1a1ba8004c4220f
echo 'src/gz luci_app_rtorrent https://github.com/wolandmaster/luci-app-rtorrent/releases/download/latest' >> /etc/opkg.conf
opkg update
opkg install luci-app-rtorrent

Upgrade already installed version

opkg update
opkg upgrade luci-app-rtorrent

References

https://www.pcsuggest.com/openwrt-torrent-download-box-luci/

https://medium.com/openwrt-iot/lede-openwrt-setting-up-torrent-downloading-a06fe37a1ea2