How to Install uTorrent Client on Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint

uTorrent is a lightweight and efficient BitTorrent client for Linux, Windows OS and Mac OS. The installation of uTorrent in Linux is different from Windows and Mac OS. In Linux, uTorrent runs as a web server. You will access uTorrent from your browser. You should start the uTorrent server in order to access it from your browser.

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu/Debian

Download uTorrent using the following command:

sk@server:~$ wget

Extract the downloaded file to /opt directory:

sk@server:~$ sudo tar zxvf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz -C /opt/

Set full permissions to uTorrent folder:

sk@server:~$ sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

Run the following command to link uTorrent to /usr/bin directory:

sk@server:~$ sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Install the necessary dependencies:

sk@server:~$ sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

Finally run the uTorrent server:

sk@server:~$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

Now navigate to http://ip-address:8080/gui/ from your browser.

It will ask you the username and password. The default username is admin and leave the password field empty.

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This is how your default uTorrent page looks.

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Then mention the Downloads directory in your uTorrent configuration. To do that click on Preferences. In the preferences window, click on Directories tab on the left pane and set the Downloads folder location. Finally click Apply and OK.

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That’s it. Now uTorrent has been installed.