Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463210
rtorrent package lacks XMLRPC support
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:02:27 EDT
rtorrent package lacks XMLRPC support. Since 0.7.5 rtorrent has an optional XMLRPC interface which is great because with it you can use variety of third party frontends, tools etc. [http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/wiki/UtilsList].
For me XMLRPC is the killer feature of rtorrent. Fedora package lacking it means that I need to recompile it myself and thus the package is useless to me.
You can enable XMLRPC support by adding a switch to configure script and adding some compile and runtime RPM dependencies (mostly xmlrpc-c and maybe some other packages).
Konrad, you're right. This feature is primordial and many people wants it. I'm trying to build rtorrent with xmlrpc-c support but due to a bug in xmlrpc-c-config it's not so easy :)
I just installed Fedora 10 and ran yum install rtorrent.
Running rtorrent fails with the error message:
[eb@fc10d ~]$ rtorrent
rtorrent: XMLRPC not supported.
Now WHY bother putting an rpm in the repository that is guaranteed to blow up?
If it helps any, on the following page, the author goes through the steps to compile rtorrent, after first correctly compiling xmlrpc-c:
This implies a that xmlrpc-c needs to be recompiled with the flag: --with-xmlrpc-c
Please see very bottom of the page, and please fix rtorrent!
Please, I would also like to have rtorrent recompiled with the mentioned flag,
This bug has not been taken care of since FC8...
As I understand its not a hard fix, why such a long delay?
PS. Its not only in FC9, its also in FC10.
hope this helps to the rest of you.
--with-xmlrpc-c has been enabled for a while (maybe only in rawhide). Anyone want to try http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1348191 and tell me if it works with XMLRPC?
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I think this bug was either not a bug or fixed a long time ago. Closing as WORKSFORME.