View Full Version : Please try FrostWire Installer (DEB)

October 22nd, 2005, 10:17 PM
FrostWire is an opensource version of the P2P Gnutella Client LimeWire.
It has no adware, spyware, viruses, or advertisement of any kind, but it
uses the core components of LimeWire.

We have this .deb installer which we'd like to have volunteers test to give us feedback.

It's currently been tested in Ubuntu 5.1 (Breezy Badger).

The only requirement you need to execute frostwire is to have a Java Virtual Machine,
preferably Sun's JRE which you can find at http://www.java.com

You can download our .deb FrostWire installer here:

Please tell us how it went in this thread.

For more information on how you can help the FrostWire project go to

October 23rd, 2005, 02:11 AM
works as it should (so far), nice, clean and functional. just as it should be. nice work tnx!

October 23rd, 2005, 11:29 PM
works fine. nice UI!

October 24th, 2005, 12:09 AM
Nice, no asking me to upgrade to a pro version!

December 7th, 2005, 12:47 AM
Oh no! the link is broken! I want FrostWire!!!
Keep it up lads. I would love to get the REAL GOOD client on this one..

December 8th, 2005, 01:24 PM
don't forget now, limewire is also opensource, and virus/adware free. limewire.org

The Hedgehog
December 8th, 2005, 08:17 PM
Frostwire is better than limewire(at least under Windows, haven't tried it under Ubuntu).
Now where can I find a new link for the .deb package(or is it possible to use the .RPM)

December 8th, 2005, 08:42 PM
I used the RPM fine.

The Hedgehog
December 8th, 2005, 08:51 PM
I used the RPM fine.
And how do you do that?

December 11th, 2005, 09:13 PM
Yes, could someone paste a short how-to for getting this to run under Ubuntu?

December 11th, 2005, 09:39 PM
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install alien

sudo alien -i FrostWire-4.9.37-0.i586.rpm

IF that is the version you have of Frostwire. otherwise,

sudo alien -i (then go to the download folder, rt click on the frostwire file, go to rename, copy the entire name and .rpm then past here)

Without the parenthesis, of course, but you knew that.

Find it in Applications>Internet>Frostwire

Just did it. Works for meh. Lmao, and it picks up where limewire left off. There's my Louis Armstrong downloads looking for new sources!!! .. I mean... um... nm, pay no attention to the monster behind the firewall!!!

(I got the know how to install using alien from here: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=564449#post564449 )

December 13th, 2005, 08:33 AM
Thanks! Seems to work perfectly...
But a sudo apt-get install frostwire would be nicer...

December 18th, 2005, 07:23 PM
For some reason it's telling me it can't find the RPM...

Screenshots attached below.

December 18th, 2005, 07:28 PM
Loke: the easiest way to do that is to find the file in Nautilus and rename it to FrostWire.rpm - then it'll work. Watch the capitalisation.

December 18th, 2005, 07:30 PM
That's exactly what I did, heh. Stupid me, though. I'm such a newb I forgot to cd /tmp/ ~_~!

December 23rd, 2005, 05:18 AM
Neat. Thanks...

August 4th, 2008, 05:16 AM
I can't find the RPM... like, there simply isn't an RPM there.

August 4th, 2008, 05:56 AM
Closed for necromancy. Lets not revive these ancient threads.