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October 12, 2012

How to install transmission 2.71 on Debian 6.0 Squeeze

Filed under: General — admin @ 6:41 am

Installing transmission 2.71 on Debian 6 is a little tricky and is not as straight forward as installing by apt-get.
Here is how you can do it.

First you need to manually install libevent 2.0 :

apt-get install make gcc
wget https://github.com/downloads/libevent/libevent/libevent-2.0.20-stable.tar.gz 
tar zxvf libevent-2.0.20-stable.tar.gz 
cd libevent-2.0.20-stable
./configure
make
make install

then some prerequisite packages for later installation :

apt-get install libssl-dev pkg-config libcurl4-openssl-dev intltool tar bzip2

now it is time to download and configure transmission :

wget http://download.transmissionbt.com/files/transmission-2.71.tar.bz2
tar jxvf transmission-2.71.tar.bz2
cd transmission-2.71
./configure --enable-lightweight --enable-daemon

now if you try to compile (make) the package you will get the following error :

tr-utp.c:65: error: conflicting types for ‘UTP_Write’
../third-party/libutp/utp.h:116: note: previous declaration of ‘UTP_Write’ was here
make[1]: *** [tr-utp.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/transmission-2.71/libtransmission’
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

in order to fix this error open this file in transmission directory :

nano ./third-party/libutp/utypes.h

and comment following lines :

// #ifndef __cplusplus
// typedef uint8 bool;
// #endif

and add following line just after above lines :

 
#ifndef __cplusplus
#ifdef HAVE_STDBOOL_H
#include <stdbool.h>
#else
typedef uint8 bool;
#endif
#endif

save file and exit. return to transmission root directory and make and install.

make
make install

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