Configuring Transmission needs a HowTo

Hi,

I think the most documentation about how to configure Transmission on OSMC is outdated. The current steps to configure Transmission Bittorrent client are spread in the Thread "[TESTING] Transmission app, mainly:

  1. Install and enable Transmission in the menu: “My OSMC -> App Store” or install from command-line (for RPi2):

    sudo apt-get install armv7-transmission-app-osmc
    
  2. Stop service

    sudo systemctl stop transmission
    
  3. Change settings from command-line, for example, to configure the downloads directory or port:

     /home/osmc/.config/transmission-daemon/settings.json
    
  4. Start service

     sudo systemctl start transmission
    
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Why not configure it @ http://osmc:9091/transmission/web/ ? Y’know, the little wrench icon at the bottom.

Hey @Katze i’m agree with you but I can’t find any label configuration in that view.
And there is no official desktop app for all platforms with all options managed like on Deluge…
How to deal with that?

@sam_nazarko why the choice of transmission and not deluge for exemple? Will it come later?

Thanks!

Ah, can’t help ya there. I just installed Transmission just to test it out compared to Deluge. I haven’t really used it.

I use Deluge which does have a nifty desktop app for me to use. :smile:

@raspdealer there will be more clients added later on focus is on other things at the moment so please be patient // Regards Toast

as for the settings.json it doesnt need a howto it has a perfectly good wiki on every option

https://trac.transmissionbt.com/wiki/EditConfigFiles

Simply didn’t know about that… Thanks

The settings allowed in the web UI are minimal. To get full configuration, it’s mandatory to edit settings.json file.

https://trac.transmissionbt.com/wiki/EditConfigFiles77

This link is dead.

well im not in charge of that wiki… so… :slight_smile:

Sorry to necro-post, but I thought including an updated link for anyone who arrives here via search was reasonable.

New Link:
https://github.com/transmission/transmission/wiki/Editing-Configuration-Files .

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