Appendix A. Installation edit

Note: edit

KTorrent was last updated Jan 17 2013, and the original website, ktorrent.org, has been abandoned since. As the original website has since been purchased by someone else, all references to it have been removed from this document.

How to obtain KTorrent edit

KTorrent is part of the KDE project http://www.kde.org/.

KTorrent can be found in the kdenetwork package on ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/, the main FTP site of the KDE project. Your distribution may also provide packages.

Requirements edit

In order to successfully use KTorrent, you need KDE 1.1. Foobar.lib is required in order to support the advanced KTorrent features. KTorrent uses about 5 megs of memory to run, but this may vary depending on your platform and configuration.

All required libraries as well as KTorrent itself can be found on The KTorrent home page.


You can find a list of changes at http://apps.kde.org/KTorrent.

Compilation and Installation edit

[Section incomplete, please add what worked for you based upon your build.]

Download edit

You can find the downloads of all versions of Ktorrent at:

  • Downloads

There are instructions for Mac OS X and additional notes there as well.

Dependencies edit

You will need several modules installed prior to being able to compile and install Ktorrent.

In general you will need:

make (KT 2.x) or cmake (KT 3.x)

For specific variations of Linux you will need:

For Ktorrent 2.x

For Ktorrent 3.x on KDE 3

Ubuntu, Suse [Please list other flavours]

  • build-essential
  • kdelibs5-dev
  • libqca2-dev
  • libgmp3-dev
  • kdebase-workspace-dev
  • libplasma-dev
  • kdepimlibs
  • libboost-dev

Mandriva [Please list other flavours]

  • gcc
  • gcc-c++
  • gcc-cpp
  • kdebase4
  • mandriva-kde4-config

For Ktorrent 3.x on KDE 4

Compilation edit

For Ktorrent 2.x

tar -xvjf ktorrent-X.Y.tar.bz2
cd ktorrent-X.Y
make install

For Ktorrent 3.x

tar -xvjf ktorrent-3.X.Y.tar.bz2
cd ktorrent-3.X.Y
mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` ..
sudo make install

For Specific flavours and KT versions:

Howto: Compile 3.2beta1 under Ubuntu-Intrepid (gnome)]

Installation and First Startup edit

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In order to compile and install kmyapplication on your system, type the following in the base directory of the kmyapplication distribution:

% ./configure
% make
% make install

Since kmyapplication uses autoconf and automake you should have no trouble compiling it. Should you run into problems please report them to the KDE mailing lists.