1 Install tranmission
opkg update opkg install transmission-cli transmission-daemon transmission-web
/etc/config/transmission - it is not read by the service starter. Actually, don't use
/etc/init.d/transmission start - it doesn't work for some reason - I'm too lazy to use it.
What I did is:
transmission-daemon -d >> settings.json
which doesn't work also for some reason, so copy the config info and save to
settings.json or edit
3. changes to settings.json
"download-dir": "/home/ftp_user/storage/", "rpc-authentication-required": true, "rpc-enabled": true, "rpc-password": "pass", "rpc-url": "/transmission/", "rpc-username": "user", "rpc-whitelist-enabled": false,
if you saved a local copy of settings.json
transmission-daemon -g .
if you changed /root/.config/transmissio-daemon/settings.json
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do you know if luci-app-transmission has any use at all ? I've installed it but I have no idea what to do with it.
Thank you for this tutorial. This helped.
I was able to start transmission and it downloads using the torrent. However, after a while it stops with the error "Error: Unable to save resume file. No such file or directory".
Can you please help? I have saved the settings.json on a external mounted usb storage. My download directory is also on the same usb storage.
Your "/etc/init.d/transmission start" probally not worked, because you do not enabled the config in /etc/config/transmission, in the second line should be "option enabled 1", the default value is zero.