CygWin > rTorrent > installing libTorrent ( > aclocal not found)

  • Family Guy

    I was following rTorrent on windows installation instructions..

    ..and i need help.

    Installing libTorrent ./

    When executing command, i get error aclocal... aclocal not found

    ^Don't make funny of this. Thank you in advance.

  • Answers
  • medigeek

    aclocal not found

    aclocal is part of automake package. install automake on cygwin

    Not a direct answer, but a workaround:

    If you need a command line torrent client for windows, use aria2:

    If you're looking for an open source client for windows, you have transmission and qbittorrent

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