Getting tired of the simplicity of the original BitTorrent UI and the memory-hogging of Java-based Azureus, I recently turned to Deluge. According to Wiktionary, deluge is (paraphrased):
- A great flood or rain.
- An overwhelming amount of something
- The Deluge: The Biblical flood during the time of Noah.
- (transitive) To flood with water.
- (transitive) To overwhelm.
It also happens to be a handy, well-featured and good-looking BitTorrent client for Linux. However, since it is still in beta, there is naturally faulty documentation and some other problems. It worked great from scratch, but then I decided that I wanted to divide my torrents into two categorieschecked out and not checked out. The announced Categorize plugin seemed optimal for this purpose, and thus, I proceeded to download it from the Plugins page of the Deluge wiki:
$ cd ~ $ wget http://www.icebeach.de/categorize.tar.gz
I opened the tarball and found three files:
$ tar xzf categorize.tar.gz $ ls categorize.jpg Categorize/cat.glade Categorize/plugin.py
Unable to find instructions on how to install the plugin, I did an
slocate to find the other plugins. That
plugin.py file seemed pretty generic, so I searched for others.
$ sudo slocate -u $ slocate plugin.py /home/tim/Categorize/plugin.py /usr/share/deluge/plugins/TorrentCreator/plugin.py /usr/share/deluge/plugins/NetworkGraph/plugin.py /usr/share/deluge/plugins/ExamplePlugin/plugin.py /usr/share/deluge/plugins/NetworkHealth/plugin.py /usr/share/deluge/plugins/TorrentSearch/plugin.py /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/python/gimpplugin.py /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/python/gimpplugin.pyc
Evidently, the files should be placed in
/usr/share/deluge/plugins. So I did:
$ cd /usr/share/deluge/plugins $ sudo tar xzf ~/Desktop/categorize.tar.gz
However, starting Deluge failed. I tried starting it from the command line in order to find the problem, and the verbose output helped a lot.
$ delugeno existing Deluge session Starting new Deluge session... deluge_core; using libtorrent 0.13.0.0. Compiled with NDEBUG value: 1 Applying preferences Pickling state... Scanning plugin dir /usr/share/deluge/plugins Loading module HelloWorld Initialising plugin HelloWorld Loading module TorrentCreator Initialising plugin TorrentCreator Loading module NetworkGraph Initialising plugin NetworkGraph Loading module ExamplePlugin Initialising plugin ExamplePlugin Loading module NetworkHealth Initialising plugin NetworkHealth Loading module TorrentSearch Initialising plugin TorrentSearch Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/deluge", line 83, in <module> start_deluge() File "/usr/bin/deluge", line 57, in start_deluge interface = deluge.interface.DelugeGTK() File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/deluge/interface.py", line 54, in __init__ self.plugins.scan_for_plugins() File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/deluge/plugins.py", line 44, in scan_for_plugins if '__init__.py' in os.listdir(path): OSError: [Errno 20] Not a directory: '/usr/share/deluge/plugins/categorize.jpg'
Deluge sees the image file
categorize.jpg as a plugin folder. Remove it:
$ sudo rm /usr/share/deluge/plugins/categorize.jpg
and it should work. This was done on Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn with Deluge 0.5.1, installed through apt-get.