Problem Installing Btsync 2.2.2 On Raspberry


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I have some problem to use this deb:

 

http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/41242-latest-desktop-build-222/

 

 

Previously i was using the version from this thread:

http://forum.bittorr...age-39?hl=linux

 

Upon a 

 sudo dpkg -i ./bittorrent-sync-pi-server_2.2.2_armhf.deb

there was an error

d
pkg: error processing ./bittorrent-sync-pi-server_2.2.2_armhf.deb (--install): trying to overwrite '/etc/init.d/btsync', which is also in package btsync 2.0.0-2

bysynch won't start.

 

I have tried

sudo apt-get remove btsync

btsync won't start

 

I have tried (bad idea i lost all folder configuration....)

sudo aptitude purge btsyncsudo dpkg -i ./bittorrent-sync-pi-server_2.2.2_armhf.deb
 
But now i have:
sudo service btsync startCouldn't start BTSync (no /etc/btsync/config.json found)
Then again
sudo dpkg-reconfigure bittorrent-sync-pi-serverCouldn't start BTSync (no /etc/btsync/config.json found)
 
I create the file /etc/btsync/config.json using the output of
btsync  --dump-sample-config
Then  
sudo service btsync startStarting BTSync for pi
 
give no error but btsync won't start at all :(
 
 
Any help?
Is there a manual to install this .deb correclty? (may be i'm doing some mistake)
 
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Yes, that's what I did, too.

Just use the download and unzip it to get the executable.

If you want to execute sync at startup, you could create a cronjob.

Tip: There is a nice tool for scheduling tasks and cronjobs. It's called gnome-schedule.

You can get it from the standard sources, just use apt-get install and it runs fine on the pi.

Extract the download to /home/pi/programs/sync/

And add a job with the command: ./programs/sync/btsync

which is run at reboot.

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Guys let's not forget that there is a .deb package for the pi http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/41316-latest-desktop-build-223/

There is also a blog post on it http://blog.bittorrent.com/2015/09/04/sync-wd-raspberry-pi-2/

 

If you want the latest binary: Do what mintwurm said. Install the .deb package and then download the ARM binary and replace the btsync binary in your installation folder with the new one.

 

http://help.getsync.com/customer/portal/articles/2137820

 

It's also always good to take a look at help.getsync.com to see how to setup the configuration file of BitTorrent Sync

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@Moe, interesting. I didn't know that there was a special build for the pi.

 

What is the difference between the "normal" sync build for ARM and this build for the pi ?

If you install the ARM version on a pi, are you going to run into trouble at some point ?

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Nothing special. It is the way it's packaged.

The .deb file has also the /etc/init.d/btsync script in it etc - You can take a look yourself if you want to.

It is the ARM binary packaged so it's "easier" for users to install.

 

I myself just took out the init script and have my own install/update/backup script on my Pi

 

But the .deb has the ARM package inside of it.

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Hello all,

 

I am also trying to update btsync. First of all I stopped the service through "sudo service btsync stop". I downloaded the newest version and tried to change the name of the older file to replace it with the newer one, but I can't change the name of the older file, I get a permission error. The permission should be 755.

Any Idea what can I try?

 

Thank you

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@haitzo

Who is the file owner? Try doing it from root name. Also note, that "btsync" package is unofficial one and simple binary replacement won't fully work here. I advise to read this post for more details. In general the topic where it stays is dedicated to the package you used.

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