I had problems how to install plugins to rutorrent but now I understand it. Thanks to the person who taught me.
In installing plugins for rutorrent, you just need to place the "folder of the plugin" to the "plugins" folder of rutorrent in your seedbox.
I think you need root access to be able to install plugins in your rutorrent.
You need SSH. You can download it from here. PuTTY Download Page
1. Login to your seedbox through SSH.
2. To be able to access root, type the command:
3. Go to the plugins directory of your rutorrent. Usually it is located in var/www/rutorrent/plugins. Enter the command:
4. If you're already in the plugins directory, we will now download the plugin you want.
For example, you want to install the plugin screenshots to your seedbox.
Enter the command:
5. After downloading the plugin, we need to extract it.
Enter the command:
6. If you want to delete the archive file since you've already extracted it, enter this command:
tar xfzv screenshots-3.4.tar.gz
You have now installed the screenshots plugin to your seedbox. :)
Note: You also need to install the _task plugin in your seedbox before you can use the screenshots plugin. Just follow the same steps that you used when you installed the screenshots plugin.
Note: You need to have ffmpeg installed in your seedbox before you can use the screenshots plugin.
To install ffmpeg in your seedbox, just type:
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
Now that you have installed ffmpeg and _task, you can now use screenshots without any problems. :)
apt-get install ffmpeg
Here's the settings page of the screenshots plugin in rutorrent:
This part of the tutorial will teach you how to download and install .deb packages in your seedbox whenever the need arises.
Some plugins require other stuff aside from the plugin itself. Just like the screenshots plugin, we installed ffmpeg first before we can use it.
Another example of a plugin that you can't use by just installing the plugin itself is mediainfo. We first need to install some stuff before we can use the mediainfo plugin for rutorrent.
To install the mediainfo plugin for rutorrent, just follow the steps above on how to install a plugin.
After installing the plugin, we still need to install some files to your seedbox.
Note: The links I'm going to use here are for Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit. You need to change them if you're using a different version of Ubuntu.
In order for mediainfo to work, we need to install libzen0, libmediainfo0 and CLI.
Note: You don't need to go to the /var/www/rutorrent/plugins folder. You can do it immediately after you enter the command:
The step in downloading these files is just the same as downloading a plugin for rutorrent.
As you can see, there's a "-O libmediainfo.deb" at the end of the command. We needed to add because sometimes the download page redirects the downloader to different pages and it sometimes messes up the filename of what we're downloading. "-O libmediainfo.deb" forces the filename of the file we downloaded to be "libmediainfo.deb" so that when we install it later, it will be clearer.
wget "http://sourceforge.net/projects/mediainfo/files/binary/libmediainfo0/0.7.57/libmediainfo0_0.7.57-1_amd64.Ubuntu_10.04.deb/download" -O libmediainfo.deb
wget "http://sourceforge.net/projects/zenlib/files/ZenLib/0.4.26/libzen0_0.4.26-1_amd64.Ubuntu_10.04.deb/download" -O libzen.deb
wget "http://sourceforge.net/projects/mediainfo/files/binary/mediainfo/0.7.57/mediainfo_0.7.57-1_amd64.Debian_5.deb/download" -O mediainfo.deb
After you download all three files, we will now install/unpack them.
wget link-to-file -O filename-you-want.deb
Enter the command:
dpkg -i libzen.deb libmediainfo.deb mediainfo.deb
(It depends on how many .deb packages you're planning to unpack.)
dpkg -i filename1.deb filename2.deb filename3.deb filename4.deb
After doing all of these, you can now use mediainfo in your ruTorrent Web-GUI. :)
Here's another way to install mediainfo:
That will install mediainfo and all dependencies. A lot easier than manually downloading and installing deb packages.
apt-get install mediainfo
Also, if you get an error about add-apt-repository command not being found simply run the command below, then retry.
apt-get install python-software-properties
Thanks to drauka for this alternative!
Enjoy! :) If you found any corrections in this tutorial or anything you want to add, just post it here or pm me and I will add it.