Subject: Re: pkg/34290 (update net/rtorrent to 0.5.3)
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 08/27/2006 12:54:47
Synopsis: update net/rtorrent to 0.5.3

State-Changed-From-To: open->suspended
State-Changed-When: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 12:54:45 +0000
I've considered updating the "libtorrent" and "rtorrent" packages in the
past myself but have decided not to do it for various reasons:

1.) The new version has severe performace problems:

    The author has fixed those in the unstable version but not backported
    the fix to the stable version.

2.) The "rtorrent" program itself seems to be buggy. It will for examples
    always try to open the program binary as a ".torrent" file and complains
    that this failed.

3.) Version 0.9.3/0.5.3 also seems to have problems talking to tracker.
    When I tried it out it just sat there at multiple occasion. I had
    to restart it to get transfers started.

My conclusion is that 0.9.3/0.5.3 are *not* actually stable and that we
should wait for a newer stable release.