So I though t that I would have a go at setting up an RSS feed to put torrent files in to a watch folder for rTorrent to pick up.
http://code.google.com/p/rssdler/ Is meant to be very good at this
The requiremnets are this program pyhton above 2.4 and mechanize.
for my ubuntu server.
$ mkdir ~/bin
Once that is finished
So that is OK
$apt-cache search mechanize
>python-mechanize - stateful programmatic web browsing
$sudo apt-get install python-mechanize
Now Build rssdler
$tar -xvzf rssdler-0.4.0a.tar.gz
Now erm check the instructions!
Looks like this is also required
$sudo apt-get install python-feedparser
Make dir for runtime files
$sudo python setup.py install
now apparantely it will just work by calling
eek no config file found
copy the sampe config.txt from here http://code.google.com/p/rssdler/wiki/CommentedConfig
Still does needs some work before it will do something useful. Will update soon.
Update: got it working my config file with all the blotted comments removed.
$cat config.txt | grep -iv '#'
downloadDir = /mnt/starbug1/terra1/samba/10-test/
workingDir = /home/morgy/.rssdler
log = 5
logFile = downloads.log
verbose = 5
scanMins = 2
runOnce = True
urllib = False
link = http://rss.thepiratebay.org/0