rtorrent force-upgrade how-to

debian stable might not have the latest versions of some software with features that you want right now. here's how to upgrade in-place. tip: http://lizardking.biz/2009/12/rtorrent-11-on-debian-5/

install rtorrent

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install rtorrent


remove rtorrent and libtorrent, leaving dependencies installed

apt-get remove rtorrent libtorrent10


download latest versions from

http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/pool/main/r/rtorrent
http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libt/libtorrent


install, force if necessary

dpkg -i libtorrent*
dpkg -i [--force-all] rtorrent*

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