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Can you download this Gentoo torrent without any problems?
Yes, they work just fine!
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No, something is wrong!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Can you download Gentoo torrents? Reply with quote

I'm having big problems with Gentoo torrents. For some reason I can't establish any connections to other seeds or peers but still the trackes status is OK and I get the list of all the seeds and peers. I described the problem here but I got very little responses. And sadly the torrent maintainer curtis119 is not reachable or active (he hasn't posted to these forums for 5 months). There is also a 2 months old bug with no responses from devs.

Please try to download this torrent and tell me if it is working just like others. Also tell me how many seeds you can actually connect to and how long it took:

http://torrents.gentoo.org/torrents/install-x86-minimal-2006.1.torrent

(If you can only connect to a few seeds, then something is definitely wrong)

It has over 60 seeds right now but I can't establish any connections to them at all (after trying 10 minutes). Sometimes I get one single established connection but most connections just time out. Another torrents on another trackers work 100% fine without any problems and my NAT is properly configured.

Thank you for your help! And please leave a message if the torrent does indeed work for you as I need some help to debug this!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, we're all worried about curtis. No one knows where he is.

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-519768-highlight-curtis.html
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, not looking good. Of course I hope he is OK. In the meanwhile, he is apparently not maintaining Gentoo torrent tracker anymore so someone should take over until he is back. Who is responsible for assigning this to another maintainer? Maybe I should file a bug?

The problem is that more than a few users are having problems with the torrents and there is no maintainer. I'm sure there are many users who wish to download Gentoo using torrents so this should be fixed.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the (poll) answers! It is now evident that the Gentoo torrent tracker is broken.

A new maintainer is now needed!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the tracker appears to be broken. I do believe I know the cause, but I have no idea who to contact about it.

At the moment, I'm plodding about in IRC to see if I can find someone.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI: as at 26-Feb-2007, using Azureus 2.5.0.4 behind a Billion Bipac 7402vgo router, with 3 other torrents downloading madly, the gentoo torrent shows 14 seeds, 3 peers and no throughput. (unlike the other 3 torrents downloading at a total of over 200kBs)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe this issue has been identified - but not yet fixed. Just see the bug report.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And after 1 month still not fixed. I'll report back every 2 weeks or so...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish torrents were more widely used for distributing Gentoo...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. But see this:

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?sort=9

There are actually many torrents (distros) that have been loaded over 100 000 times. That's not too bad. And at present there are over 50 000 users downloading Suse Linux Enterprise.

But having a broken torrent tracker without any notification for months is not the way to promote the usage of torrents or usage of Gentoo!
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