Magnet link window bug

Bug #1027651 reported by on 2012-07-22
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ktorrent (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When opening a magnet link in ktorrent there is a delay before ktorrent opens the window asking where to download the files. This delay can be as large as a day and is extremely annoying.

When starting ktorrent from the console, the following error message is displayed:
QDBusConnection: session D-Bus connection created before QCoreApplication. Application may misbehave.
KGlobal::locale::Warning your global KLocale is being recreated with a valid main component instead of a fake component, this usually means you tried to call i18n related functions before your main component was created. You should not do that since it most likely will not work
QDBusConnection: session D-Bus connection created before QCoreApplication. Application may misbehave.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04

$ apt-cache policy ktorrent # (swedish)
  Installerad: 4.1.3-1ubuntu1
  Kandidat: 4.1.3-1ubuntu1
 *** 4.1.3-1ubuntu1 0
        500 precise/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ktorrent 4.1.3-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jul 22 17:37:40 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120325)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ktorrent
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Donny (quinnuendo) wrote :

I have problems with this feature as well.

After searching a bit online, I am pretty sure that this is actually the problem upstream,
and that it is already fixed:

In short it is about ktorrent taking just the first of the trackers in the magnet link,
and it tends to be a slow tracker that times out, so you have to wait a lot.
With a little tampering you can go around this - use "open url", than paste the
magnet link, and delete some of the trackers in the url (they start with &tr=).
You add the same link several times with different trackers deleted (leave
just one) until it works. At the bottom of the screen you can find a "Magnet"
button that gives you the list of magnet links being processed.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ktorrent (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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