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Deluge error


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Deluge doesn't work- getting this error in the logs

RuTorrent keeps shitting itself (plugins constantly stop working), qBittorrent doesn't auto delete files from the disk... so the only other option is Deluge and it doesn't work.

20:53:43 [ERROR   ][deluge.core.daemon_entry      :132 ] Unable to start deluged: Expecting value: line 12 column 29 (char 305),
json.decoder.JSONDecodeError: Expecting value: line 12 column 29 (char 305),
21:16:01 [ERROR   ][deluge.config                 :436 ] Expecting value: line 12 column 29 (char 305),
Traceback (most recent call last):,
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/deluge/config.py", line 434, in load,
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/json/__init__.py", line 354, in loads,
    return _default_decoder.decode(s),
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/json/decoder.py", line 339, in decode,
    obj, end = self.raw_decode(s, idx=_w(s, 0).end()),
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/json/decoder.py", line 357, in raw_decode,
    raise JSONDecodeError("Expecting value", s, err.value) from None


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does qBittorrent even extract rar files?
It does, yes. PGBlitz has an unrar command in it.

In Deluge, I just can't connect to the Daemon.

What settings are required to connect to the Daemon in PGBlitz?
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Yeah qBittorrent is crap at handling folders/labels though.

If you turn on auto mode so it uses labels as folders, it won't auto delete torrents from the disk. So you run out of diskspace quickly.

Rtorrent thrashes your disk with session saves and plugins die all the time.

Deluge is the best option, but can't get it to connect to the daemon - despite everything running properly in the docker.


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Deluge 2 isn't compatible with Qbitorrent. If you have both installed, deluge 2 doesn't work it seems.

It would be handy to select which deluge deploys in pg apps, then i'd stick with deluge 1 if you need both.

It will also only work on ubuntu 18.04 and not 16.04
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Junior Member
You have to edit deluge config at /opt/appdata/deluge/core.conf
And change all True values to true, it seems the big latter in True is the issue


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This has fixed it for me. Not been working for weeks. Spent hours troubleshooting :/

Edit: requires python3 libtorrent, which would kill qbittorrent
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