installing on Linux (Kubuntu)


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I have problems to install/run it on Linux.

The problem is easy to describe with my bash output.

Linux pc-kubuntu 3.8.0-27-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 9 00:19:35 UTC 2013 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
Ubuntu 13.04 \n \l

user@pc-kubuntu:/usr/local/bin/btsync$ ll
insgesamt 2844
-rwxrwxr-x 1 501 502 2904620 Jul 23 14:12 btsync*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 501 502 155 Mai 29 17:09 LICENSE.TXT

user@pc-kubuntu:/usr/local/bin/btsync$ ./btsync
Can't open pid file /usr/local/bin/btsync/.sync// Keine Berechtigung

user@pc-kubuntu:/usr/local/bin/btsync$ sudo ./btsync
BitTorrent Sync forked to background. pid = 4814

Simple translation. The listing shows what was in the tar.gz-file. Is that realy all?

There are not rights ("Keine Berechtigung") to open a pid-file.

Doing it as sudo it is put to background.


Should I run it as user or root/sudo?


I see no window. Nothing appeares on the screen.

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Guest idef1x

btsync default wants to write config settings in the directory of the binary location. Normaly in /usr/local/bin a normal user won't have access to write into it.

Better use btsync --dump-sample-config to create a config for btsync and change the path to your liking (to at least were the user has write access). Start btsyn afterwards with the --config option.

See btconf --help ;)

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