Tucan Manager is a software capable of downloading from servers like Rapidshare, Megaupload, etc. with both free and premium accounts.
It is an alternative to Slimrat, which it was not possible (for me) to install it in MyBook (using optware) due to some problems with perl
Tucan Manager is developed in Python so first thing is to install the interpreter Using Optware:
ipkg install python-2.5
Then, we download Tucan Manager source package:
(latest version is 0.3.9)
gzip-d tucan-0.3.9.tar.gz tar-xvf tucan-0.3.9.tar cd tucan-0.3.9 make make install
After above operation is finished, under root's home directory there is a hidden directory .tucan
In this directory you will find the config file tucan.conf, in which you have to change at least the "download directory" (I put /shares/internal/PUBLIC/)
Tucan reads the list of links from a text file that we create for this reason (one link per line). I created a file under root's home called links.txt
In order to run Tucan from cli, we run following command (be aware of the path of links.txt):
/opt/bin/python2.5 /usr/local/share/tucan/tucan.py -c -v -i links.txt
Above command runs python2.5 and execute tucan.py in cli (-c) and verbose (-v) mode in order to download (-i) all links included in links.txt.
If you will not run tucan with -c (or —cli) then it returns an error because it is trying to launch the GUI (and it tells you that it can not find the package pygtk).
All options that you can use with command line tucan are available by running:
/opt/bin/python2.5 /usr/local/share/tucan/tucan.py -h
In order to update the application download "engines" after install we use the following commands:
/opt/bin/python2.5 /usr/local/share/tucan/tucan.py-w updates
After that I got an error ("No module named imageFile")
In order to correct this (related to the Python image library) we have to install a package from source called Imaging, as follows:
wget http://effbot.org/downloads/Imaging-1.1.6.tar.gz gzip-d Imaging-1.1.6.tar.gz tar-xvf Imaging-1.1.6.tar cd Imaging-1.1.6 / /opt/bin/python2.5 setup.py install
Since I received an error during install (can't remember which one) I had to install gcc from optware (it takes long):
ipkg install gcc
Then I retried last command above (/opt/bin/python2.5 setup.py install) and everything installed correctly (then I removed gcc)
I didn't try any symlinks but I think that the command will be easier if we use some.