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Updated Torrent File & Magnet Link [message #10] Thu, 31 August 2017 10:24 Go to next message
KRT1 is currently offline  KRT1
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Long story short: The README file that is included with the iso gets copied over to the mirror as README.TXT. The torrent was created with just a README file in place, so the webseed generated by the rsync process doesn't work with the torrent file as is.

I've created a new torrent file and magnet link.

https://freeslack.space/stuff/freeslack64-14.2-iso.torrent

magnet link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:87e55a435a81992e69892792ef476159b70d331f&dn=freeslack64-14.2-iso&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3a6969%2fannounce&ws=https%3a%2f%2fmirror.freeslack.space%2ffxp-iso%2ffreeslack64-14.2-iso%2f


The old magnet/torrent still works, and still serves up the same content, so no worries there. It's just that this one works better with the webseed. Same content, better service. What's not to like?

[Updated on: Thu, 31 August 2017 10:24]

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Re: Updated Torrent File & Magnet Link [message #60 is a reply to message #10] Wed, 04 March 2020 15:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KRT1 is currently offline  KRT1
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Here are updated torrent files with a new webseed, since the old webseed will be dead once freeslack.space dies on 3/16.

https://freenix.3space.xyz/stuff/freeslack64-14.2-iso.torrent

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:97bf04ee665b3cacd6df78750cff5a03669e5990&dn=freeslack64-14.2-iso&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3a6969%2fannounce&ws=https%3a%2f%2ffreenixwebseed.3space.xyz%2f
Re: Updated Torrent File & Magnet Link [message #62 is a reply to message #60] Fri, 17 April 2020 18:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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New torrent:

https://archive.org/download/freenix64-14.2-install-dvd/freenix64-14.2-install-dvd_archive.torrent

The old ones still work. The webseeds for the older ones will die at the end of 2020, if not sooner. This newest one has a webseed at Archive.org.

See this post for more details:

https://freenix.net/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=61

[Updated on: Fri, 17 April 2020 18:36]

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broken torrent [message #79 is a reply to message #10] Sun, 06 December 2020 20:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The new one is broken: .____padding_file/3 is corrupt so the torrent reaches 100% but immediately goes back to 99.9%. There is no reason to even have such files in a normal torrent; Slackware ones certainly don't.

[Updated on: Wed, 09 December 2020 03:29]

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Re: Updated Torrent File & Magnet Link [message #80 is a reply to message #10] Mon, 21 December 2020 09:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KRT1 is currently offline  KRT1
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Well, I am still seeding the older torrents anyway. That latest one was an attempt to use archive.org as the webseed. Yes, they pad all of their torrent files, it is an internal thing they do to allow for additions to collections, or something like that. If the padding file is the *only* corrupted file, then throw it away and what remains is good and valid. Even better, if you are using a bittorrent client that allows you to select the content, just deselect the padding files and don't even bother downloading them in the first place, they are completely unnecessary, as you mentioned.

Or just go back to using my older torrents, I never stopped seeding those.

Thanks for the report in any case.

[Updated on: Mon, 21 December 2020 09:26]

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Re: Updated Torrent File & Magnet Link [message #81 is a reply to message #80] Fri, 08 January 2021 19:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for your work. There was something very wrong with the torrents, according to some reports I got, but I didn't have the spirit to find out what exactly or why. I figured the release is so old now, a few people still in need of the image can simply get it off the Web. I removed the torrent link to 14.2 from the wiki, and it would be helpful if every single torrent of 14.2 was shut down as well.
Re: Updated Torrent File & Magnet Link [message #82 is a reply to message #81] Fri, 19 February 2021 16:01 Go to previous message
KRT1 is currently offline  KRT1
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That is strange to hear. I always used those files as my reference installers, and I had to redownload them several times over the years (through the torrents each time). The checksums and signatures always worked for me, and so did the ISO file. But, if it is broken on the other side for some reason, then I guess it is not working as a distribution method.

I can stop seeding the torrents, but that will not remove them from the network. It will be impossible to stop others from seeding it. One of them is still quite active, I get uploads on it every other week or so. And the original webseed still gets hit on a regular basis too.

But, if you think I should stop seeding, then okay, I suppose I can do that.

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