Fedora 8 Update: bittorrent-4.4.0-6.fc8

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Fedora Update Notification
2008-05-09 22:22:14

Name        : bittorrent
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 4.4.0
Release     : 6.fc8
URL         : http://www.bittorrent.com/
Summary     : BitTorrent swarming network file transfer tool
Description :
BitTorrent is a tool for distributing files. It's extremely easy to use -
downloads are started by clicking on hyperlinks. Whenever more than one person
is downloading at once they send pieces of the file(s) to each other, thus
relieving the central server's bandwidth burden. Even with many simultaneous
downloads, the upload burden on the central server remains quite small, since
each new downloader introduces new upload capacity.

Update Information:

This is a cumulative bugfix release, fixing the failure to save fastresume data
properly when exiting (#245421), missing credits information (#237256), improved
documentation on seed/tracker setup (#430849), and removal of some deprecated
function warnings.    A significant change in this update is that the default
data directory for the seed/tracker services has moved from /srv/bittorrent to
/var/lib/bittorrent. People using the btseed/bttrack services will need to
either move their data to the new location or edit /etc/sysconfig/bittorrent to
change the SEEDDIR and/or TRACKDIR variables back to /srv/bittorrent. This
change has been made because Fedora policy is not to package anything under /srv
and leave it to admins as to what to put there.


  [ 1 ] Bug #237256 - Error in about dialog
  [ 2 ] Bug #430849 - bittorrent track/generate/seed fails, and documents do not help
  [ 3 ] Bug #245421 - bittorrent fastresume does not work (because of python incompatibility?)

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update bittorrent' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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