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NAME

       apt-transport-debtorrent — an APT transport for communicating with DebTorrent

DESCRIPTION

       The  apt-transport-debtorrent  package  contains  the APT debtorrent transport, which gets
       installed   in   /usr/lib/apt/methods.    It   makes   it    possible    to    use    'deb
       debtorrent://localhost:9988/foo  distro  main'  type  lines in your sources.list file. You
       don't need to run the method yourself, it will be started automatically by APT.

       This manual page documents briefly the options available to the debtorrent method.  For an
       overview of the DebTorrent program, see the 'debtorrent' package.

       You  don't  actually  need  this  package to use the DebTorrent program, it will work fine
       using the regular http:// transport.

       However, using this method has some advantages over  HTTP.  Unlike  the  traditional  HTTP
       method,  this  transport  will  send  all  possible  requests  to DebTorrent as soon as it
       recieves them, which will speed up the download as peers can  be  contacted  in  parallel.
       This  method  also allows the DebTorrent client to return files to APT in any order, which
       is important since BitTorrent downloads proceed in  a  random  order.  Additionally,  this
       method  uses  a  very  similar  protocol  to  HTTP,  and so can easily be used to access a
       DebTorrent client running on another host.

OPTIONS

       The options below are used by APT when calling the debtorrent method. For a description of
       how  APT  reads  these options, see the apt.conf man page. The options are available to be
       modified in the /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20debtorrent file.

       Acquire::debtorrent::Timeout seconds;
                 the number of seconds of inactivity before the  request  will  timeout  and  the
                 method will give up (defaults to 300)

       Acquire::debtorrent::NoCache true|false;
                 if  this is true, then APT will not store copies of the downloaded package files
                 in its cache (defaults to false)

       Debug::Acquire::debtorrent true|false;
                 whether to output debugging messages  while  the  method  is  downloading  files
                 (defaults to false)

SEE ALSO

       apt.conf(5), debtorrent-client(1)

AUTHOR

       This  manual  page  was written by Cameron Dale <camrdale@gmail.com> for the Debian system
       (but may be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
       document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License  can  be  found  in
       /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

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