I’ve heard from @tetris4 that certain users on social networks have experienced unspecified issues when downloading the release via BitTorrent, but I couldn’t reproduce them on my end with the Transmission BitTorrent client. I uploaded a new
.torrent file, and contacted the staff of linuxtracker.org, after which one user stated that the download was now working as expected.
At this time no errors are reported by Transmission running on the server where the release is hosted, nor do I get any errors when downloading the release by using the
.torrent file. I’ve only got KTorrent version 4.3.1 (using KDE Development Platform 4.14.16) available right now, but there are no issues or errors reported using that either. I even tried with and without being connected to a VPN, but there is no apparent difference.
Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot to do due to lack of information. I recommend comparing this release of Chakra to other, previous releases, as well as that of other distributions, with a variety of BitTorrent clients. Also see if your ISP or local network has any effect on usage of BitTorrent. If you do end up having issues, please report the verbatim error messages and state which software and version of it that you use, as well as the exact steps to reproduce, as you would report a bug.
Regarding the browser or operating system being hijacked, I suggest that you create a new topic about it and try to follow the guidelines. A cursory glance at the following websites suggests that nothing is out of order with linuxtracker.org at the time of writing this:
I have no idea what is going on since the opening post doesn’t really contain much information, but it is possible that your system is compromised somehow.