This guide will briefly go over the steps needed to get rTorrent and RUTorrent installed with Apache as the backing web server on CentOS 6.4.

Installing rtorrent[edit]

There is a package for rTorrent on the EPEL repo.

yum install epel-release
yum install rtorrent

Configuring rTorrent[edit]

You will need to configure rTorrent using the .rtorrent.rc file in order to enable scgi. Your .rtorrent.rc should at least have:

scgi_port = 127.0.0.1:5000


Installing ruTorrent[edit]

ruTorrent requires mod_scgi on apache in order for ruTorrent to talk to rTorrent. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like EPEL or RPMForge has a prebuilt package for mod_scgi. The only way to get it installed is to compile it from source, which is rather easy.

Prerequisites[edit]

We need the gcc compiler along with the apache development tools.

yum install gcc httpd-devel

Compiling[edit]

Get the latest version of scgi, and compile it.

wget http://python.ca/scgi/releases/scgi-1.14.tar.gz
tar -xzf scgi-1.*.tar.gz
cd scgi-1.14/apache2
make
make install

The module should be installed at /usr/lib64/httpd/modules/mod_scgi.so at this point.

Configuring Apache[edit]

Create a new configuration file at /etc/httpd/conf.d/scgi.conf with the following contents:

LoadModule scgi_module modules/mod_scgi.so
SCGIMount /RPC2 127.0.0.1:5000

Restart apache.

Installing ruTorrent[edit]

Copy the ruTorrent source to a publicly accessible location. Ensure that the configuration file at /conf/config.php has the scgi server/port configured to point to localhost:5000.