Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, FrostWire is a free, open-source, cross-platform BitTorrent application, running on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. The latest version available is FrostWire 5.7.0 RC, which has been released recently, being still under development.
According to the developers, FrostWire has ditched the BitTorrent engine and replaced it with Vuze/Azureus:
“FrostWire developers have replaced the BitTorrent engine with the latest from the Vuze/Azureus project, they’ve also replace the java runtime with the latest one from Oracle and this should eliminate binary incompatibility issues some Windows XP users had with the 5.6.x series.”
In this article I will show you how to install FrostWire 5.7.0 RC on Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.
Because it is not available via any repository, we have to download the rpm package and install it by hand. Since the package is multi-arch, it is suitable for both 32 bit (x86) and 84 bit (x86_64) systems:
$ wget dl.frostwire.com/frostwire/5.7.0/frostwire-5.7.0.noarch.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i frostwire-5.7.0.noarch.rpm