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Transmission has the features you want from a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web interface, peer exchange, magnet links, DHT, uTP, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, webseed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.
This is Transmission v2.84 and v2.9x for firmware V4+ successfully built with 64K page size memory patch. For setups and details, refer to https://www.transmissionbt.com/.
For those interested on how to build from the source, refer to this thread. It may help others to continue supporting the 64K page size memory for other packages. Below are my simplified instructions on how to get it installed on the V4 firmware (will not work on older firmwares).
AND I have also made an online generic 64K page size memory package installer to simplify the installations of Debian packages on WDMyCloud. This will not work on older version 3 WD firmwares and I’m not planning to support it either as I’m sticking with the V4 firmwares. Based on dynamic server-side FastCGI, perl and shell scripts, I’ll be using this method for newer guides from now onwards. Feel free to parse the script codes. All bug reports, opinions and suggestions are welcomed.
The Generic Online Installer:
1) Auto download of required debs including its dependencies if any. 2) Debs installation in the required order to prevent dependency issues. 3) Auto run custom configurations if any.
If you proceed further, you are fully aware of the usual WD’s _warranty void _clauses including disclaimer from any damages that may resulted from this guide.
Enable SSH on your NAS from the WD DashBoard settings if not done so. SSH to your NAS port 22 using i.e. putty root@wdmycloud.
To proceed with the installation, first you need to get the username and password from me. The credentials will expire hourly e.g. “1AM,2AM,3AM…” to prevent intentional abuse on my network resources. Click on the link below to get the credentials :
After obtaining the credentials, just copy & paste into the SSH terminal session of your WDMyCloud:
export NAZAR78_USER=user; export NAZAR78_PASS=pass; export NAZAR78_KEYS=keys;
Then run the online installer on your WDMyCloud copy & paste as below, follow the instructions and enjoy (-:
For quick backup and restore when WD release newer firmware update:
Before updating firmware:
tar zcf /shares/Public/transmission.tar.gz ~/.config/transmission-daemon;
After updating firmware:
tar xf /shares/Public/transmission.tar.gz -C /;
Run the online installer again. Your settings will be preserved and you may then remove the tar backup.
How to change the webGUI interface theme (Thanks Joaco_AR for sharing in this thread):
Download and unzip the new theme into path /root: cd && wget https://github.com/killemov/Shift/archive/master.zip && unzip master.zip; Edit environment with "nano ~/.profile" and add/replace as below: export TRANSMISSION_WEB_HOME=/root/Shift-master Edit crontab with "crontab -e" and replace as below: @reboot export TRANSMISSION_WEB_HOME=/root/Shift-master && /usr/local/bin/transmission-daemon Stop then restart the daemon: export TRANSMISSION_WEB_HOME=/root/Shift-master && transmission-stop && transmission-daemon;
Another webGUI interface theme (Highly recommended! Thanks Joaco_AR for sharing in this thread):
Download and untar the new theme into path /root: cd && curl -L https://github.com/ronggang/transmission-web-control/raw/master/release/transmission-control-full.tar.gz | tar xz; Edit environment with "nano ~/.profile" and add/replace as below: export TRANSMISSION_WEB_HOME=/root/web Edit crontab with "crontab -e" and replace as below: @reboot export TRANSMISSION_WEB_HOME=/root/web && /usr/local/bin/transmission-daemon Stop then restart the daemon: export TRANSMISSION_WEB_HOME=/root/web && transmission-stop && transmission-daemon;
Online Installer change log:
 Show path details during configurations.  Ensure daemon is not running during configurations else settings can't be saved. Enabled 'watch-dir' in '/shares/Public/Transmission/Downloads' for new install.  Printing of package size during install. Check and warn available rootfs space before installing. Changed tmp path to allocate larger than 100Mb installs.  Added Transmission v2.90-1.  Added Transmission v2.92-1.  Added Transmission v2.93-1.  Added Transmission v2.94-1.