Install axel first!
Multi Axel is an open source graphical frontend(GUI) to axel which can manage multiple axel processes concurrently, so you can download while you download! The binary packages below would not reflect every change that is done to the source but they’ll be updated when major features/bug fixes are added. All are welcome to contribute! If you want to get Multi Axel to support another POSIX OS, please refer to the README.
It all happens at: https://github.com/manushanga/multi-axel
Note: Images may not be up to date with the project, hell I can’t keep on getting print screens for every commit!
- Last bug shown on valgrind fixed!
- Major bugs fixed by through running through valgrind, there is still a bug that shows up in valgrind that I couldn’t figure out how to fix. But seems its not that severe, it’d be fixed soon.
- Bug fixes
- CPU usage lowered
- New status: “Starting”, now you know when axel is starting the download rather than “Paused” while axel is starting the download.
These packages only supply the binary files for now, it’ll be installed at /usr/bin/multi-axel you’ll be able to run it through Flashgot(Firefox addon for download managers). Add a new downloader to Flashgot by specifiying the name as multi-axel and make the invoke field be “[URL]”. And multi-axel will take care of the rest, some file sharing sites are known not to work this way, support is being planned.
Some distros notably Ubuntu will give you “No such file or directory”, run the following command if so. If the following command results in an error, make sure the glibc should be linked as /lib/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 in order for multi-axel to work.
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 /lib/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2