rTorrent on Windows
- Installing rTorrent on Windows
- Using rTorrent on Windows without installing Cygwin
Installing rTorrent on Windows
Start the installer, choose "Install from internet", select a directory to install Cygwin and one for the packages to be downloaded to, then set up your connection and pick a mirror.
You're going to need at least the following packages in order to compile and run rTorrent:
These might require some other packages, let them be installed. Wait until the installer downloads and installs the necessary packages, check wherever you want shortcuts and close the installer. When you're done, start Cygwin (if you choose not create any shortcuts, you can start Cygwin with the cygwin.bat in your installation directory).
By default, Cygwin has no /usr/localr/src, so create one.
mkdir -p /usr/local/src
cd /usr/local/src/ git clone https://github.com/ghudiczius/libtorrent libtorrent-git cd /usr/local/src/libtorrent-git ./autogen.sh ./configure --disable-mincore make make install cd ..
Installing XMLRPC-C (optional)
cd /usr/local/src/ svn co https://svn.code.sf.net/p/xmlrpc-c/code/stable/ xmlrpc-c-svn cd /usr/local/src/xmlrpc-c-svn ./configure make make install cd ..
cd /usr/local/src/ git clone https://github.com/ghudiczius/rtorrent rtorrent-git cd /usr/local/src/rtorrent-git ./autogen.sh ./configure --with-xmlrpc-c make make install cd ..
If make fails with the message "No package 'libtorrent' found" you might need to set the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environmental variable:
If make fails, with the message "fatal error: ncurses.h: No such file or directory" you might need to run ./configure with the CXXFLAGS option, i.e.:
./configure --with-xmlrpc-c CXXFLAGS=-I/usr/include/ncurses
You are now ready to run rTorrent on Windows, just type rtorrent into your Cygwin window.
Using rTorrent on Windows without installing Cygwin
Download rTorrent binaries for Windows
You can find all (including 32 bit and 64 bit) releases in the download section.
Direct download (zip archive)
Download and extract the .zip archive to a directory of your choice.
Direct download (7z archive)
Download and extract the .7z archive to a directory of your choice.
Configure rTorrent on Windows
The .rtorrent.rc configuration file can be found in the bin directory. There are some settings already set up for ease of usage, please do not modify them, unless you know what you are doing.
The default session directory is .session and the default download directory is torrent.
You can access your partitions thru the cygdrive directory from rTorrent.
You are now ready to run rTorrent on Windows, just create a shortcut pointing to the rTorrent.cmd file, or start it directly.