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I also recommend installing Python Ogg and Python Vorbis bindings.
They are not required, but if you install them, others will be able to
see the bitrates and the lengths of Ogg Vorbis files that you share.
Get them from http://www.vorbis.com/download_unix_1.0.1.psp
Debian users should install the python-pyvorbis package.
Red Hat Linux and SuSe users only need to get the official wxPythonGTK RPM from http://www.wxpython.org
Debian, Mandrake and FreeBSD users should refer to the Downloads section below.
If you're using any other Linux distribution, or a Unix flavour, I will be glad to receive a brief information from you on how to solve dependencies in the easiest possible way.
Running pyslsk with wxPythonOSX (native Aqua port of wxPython) is possible, but not recommended, due to a high number of wxPythonOSX/wxMac bugs. I'm searching for someone willing to work with wx developers on fixing these bugs.
There's currently an active project called SoulseeX that aims to create a native Cocoa soulseek port for Mac OS X. Further info here: http://chris.schleifer.net/ssX/
Stable release (you need to rescan your shares after upgrading):
pyslsk-1.2.7c.tar.gz - the source
(that you can also run right after unpacking, no compilation or
Linux emulation is needed)
pyslsk-1.2.7c-1.src.rpm - the source RPM package
pyslsk-1.2.7c-1.noarch.rpm - the binary RPM package.
Note that binary RPMs assume you have Python version 2.5 installed and that the python interpreter is located in /usr/bin/. If it isn't so, you should build your own binary RPM (instructions are provided in the INSTALL file or you can read the manpage for rpmbuild).
Patches that haven't made it into the main distribution are available here.
(16 Feb 2003) pyslsk is now available in FreeBSD ports. Install it with:
cd /usr/ports/net/pyslsk make install clean
Mandrake RPMs available here.
If you can run wxPython demos, you can be sure PySoulSeek will run too.
Plenty of useful information is also available in the nicotine faq.
Good luck! As always, feedback is greatly appreciated, bugreports and patches even more so.
PySoulSeek can be found at http://www.sensi.org/~ak/pyslsk/
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