How to Install DC++ in Linux

Linux DC++ is a 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.

Install DC++ in Linux

1. Download DC++ package

You can download the tar package from launchpad.

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

2. Untar the package

You can use tar command to Untar the package.

$sudo tar –xjvf linuxdcpp-1.1.0.tar.bz2

3. Install dependencies

Using yum you can easily install all the missing dependencies.

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

4. Edit SConstruct file

Edit the file SConstruct and add the following

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

5. Install Scons

Lets now install scons in Centos and Ubuntu.

On CentOS

$ sudo yum install scons

On Ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get install scons

In this tutorial, we learned how to download and install Install DC++ in Linux. I hope you enjoyed reading and please leave your suggestions.

Bobbin Zachariah 9:42 am

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