I run Linux Mint 13 (as it was the latest LTS available at the time). I don’t plan on updating it quite yet–though the support is running out soon, I won’t have the time until next June, most likely (it’d take a good deal of work with the box I have), so I’m stuck with it for now. (This is to forestall any “just upgrade” comments; it’s really not an option at this point, and I’ll have to wait a few months for the time for it.)
When I went to install Tribler, the .deb file gave this error:
Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: python-libtorrent (>= 0.16.4)
I checked my packages for python-libtorrent, and sure enough, the latest version on Mint 13 Maya (which corresponds to Precise 12.04) is 0.15.10; I simply can’t update that package to the version required for the latest Tribler.
What I found somewhat confusing was that while the FAQ on “how do I install Tribler” says to see the downloads page for supported versions (in the Linux section, to be specific), the downloads page did not specify what version or versions of Ubuntu were supported (Windows is very clearly marked as for supported versions, the Mac one at least tells people what isn’t supported, but there’s nothing along those lines for Linux). I’m guessing by the fact that the python-libtorrent package is not a recent enough version that 12.04 is not supported, but would have liked to have it marked clearly.
I tried the PPA here but it only went to Tribler version 6.2.0 (which did weird things like mark every torrent I created as Xxx with no ability to change it, plus it lacked all the anonymity features).
I did see that the directions suggested forcing the install despite the dependency issues. Has anyone here done this and seen what results occur? I mean, will Tribler even work without the latest version of that package, or is it going to be crashing and doing weird things on me because I’m trying to run it without the proper packages? Just hoping for a little guidance/confirmation, previous experience, something, before I start trying things like forcing installs despite dependency issues.