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Bug#977831: www.debian.org: Recommends bittorrent but Unstable/Testing no longer provide it

Some major BitTorrent clients now days are Deluge, qbittorrent, and Transmission, all of which are packaged in sid, and both deluge and transmission have CLI only versions. They are also all cross platform for people looking to download Debian on Windows or MacOS.

It is probably also worth considering tools like aria2, which provides a wget like interface for downloading of single files.

It would also not be amiss to move the latest BitTorrent files directly onto https://www.debian.org/distrib/ to improve there visibility.

On 21/12/2020 17:15, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
Package: www.debian.org
Severity: normal

I wanted to download an CD image on my Testing system. I went to
www.debian.org, namely https://www.debian.org/distrib/. There I was
recommended to use the bittorrent image (previously I remember jigdo
or something simliar was used).

On the dedicated download page
https://www.debian.org/CD/torrent-cd/index.en.html the following is

You will need a BitTorrent client to download Debian CD/DVD images
this way. The Debian distribution includes BitTornado, KTorrent and
the original BitTorrent tools.

However, this is not true. BitTornado and the original BitTorrent
tools have been removed over a year ago from Sid (und Testing).
Requiring to install KDE just to download an image is a bit too much,
in my opinion.

So the text needs to be updated but more importantly a lightweight
toolset to download needs to be determined which is available in
Debian, preferrably on the command line for easier handling.

(And sharing bandwith is a good idea, I'm willing to support this when
I can).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
   APT prefers testing
   APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to de_DE.UTF-8), LANGUAGE not set

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