How To Install DC++ In Linux

February 26, 2013 | By
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Linux DC++ is direct connect client for Linux based DC++. W hat is DC++ ? it’s a Direct Connect peer to peer file sharing protocol implementation for Linux/Unix platforms. Direct Connect is a file sharing network made up by hubs, to which clients can connect. Once connected to a hub, the user can search for files on the hub or the network, or browse files of other users connected to the hub.

The Direct connect protocol is a text-based computer protocol, in which commands and their information are sent in clear text, without encryption in original Neo-Modus software (encryption is available as protocol extension). As clients connect to a central source of distribution (the hub) of information, the hub is required to have a substantial amount of upload bandwidth available.

Installation steps

Step 1

You can download the tarred package from.

https://launchpad.net/linuxdcpp/1.1/1.1.0/+download/linuxdcpp-1.1.0.tar.bz2

Step 2

Untar the package

tar –xjvf linuxdcpp-1.1.0.tar.bz2

Step 3

Get the dependencies installed

yum install scons zlib-devel bzip2-devel openssl-devel libglade2-devel gtk2-devel gcc-c++

Step 4

Edit the file SConstruct and add the following

if not conf.CheckLib('X11'):
print '\tX11 library not found'
Exit(1)

Step 5

Install scons

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