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Lightweight Torrent Client for Raspberry Pi or any other linux distro

I came across an article which explained in detail how to set up a light weight torrent client called Deluged. I think it might help someone out there that has a Raspberry PI or linux distro with only command line access:

From the tests ran on deluged, it seems it only uses about 12MB of RAM which is absolutely awesome!

Deluged crashing and Libtorrent on the Raspberry Pi - Solution

Okay so I've been really working my new Raspberry Pi Model B and I encountered a problem with deluged (a torrent client) which apparently uses libtorrent. Now according to my research, there is a known problem with deluged and libtorrent 0.15 which really makes me wonder the sanity of the raspbian developer community. Shouldn't they be bundling the libtorrent 0.16 version instead to maintain stability? Anyways, I read that you can compile your own libtorrent 0.16 so I decided that I'd do just that - WHAT A TASK - You'll need to install a lot of dependencies to get this to work properly!

Here goes:
First thing we need to do is make sure the dependencies are installed

sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
sudo apt-get install libboost-dev
sudo apt-get install libboost-system1.50-dev

#Then we need to download the libtorrent-rasterbar-0.16.5 source code. This takes FOREVER to compile, about 5 hours on PI! Man does the raspberry pi need a faster CPU!

tar xvzf libtorrent-rasterbar-0.16.5.tar.gz
cd libtorrent-rasterbar-0.16.5
./configure --enable-python-binding
sudo make install

ldconfig -v | grep libtorrent

python -c "import libtorrent as lt; print lt.version"

Text To Speech (TTS) / Speech Synthesis with the Raspberry PI Model B

First, set up your webcam or usb microphone to get commands

Plug in your USB microphone. Let’s open up an ALSA configuration file in vim:

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Change the following line:

options snd-usb-audio index=-2

To this:

options snd-usb-audio index=0

Install SoX which is used for playback and not Text to Speech (very useful tool to playback wave files)

sudo apt-get install sox

Also, if you have already set up a microphone as main device, you need to set playback device for Sox to output to the raspberry audio jack:

export AUDIODEV=hw:1,0


#Install Festival

sudo apt-get install festival

echo “Hello World” | festival --tts

hostname -I | festival --tts

# or install espeak

sudo apt-get install espeak

espeak -ven+f3 -k5 -s150 "Hello World"

# or Google Android TTS - PICO

sudo apt-get install libttspico-utils

pico2wave -w helloworld.wav "Hello World" && aplay helloworld.wav