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I am trying to install utorrent instead of using the torrent apps and I just came off windows seven can someone help me?

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This brief tutorial shows you how to install and use uTorrent in Ubuntu 11.10.

cd Downloads


Next, run the commands below to extract uTorrent files to the /opt directory.

sudo tar xvzf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz -C /opt/

Then run the commands below to change the permission on uTorrent-server folder.

sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

Next, run the commands below to link uTorrent server to the /user/bin directory.

sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Finally, run the commands below to start uTorrent.

utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

If you get an error about package missing, run the commands below to install it, then try starting it again.

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

Now that uTorrent server is started, open your web browser (Firefox) and type the address below.


The username is admin and leave the password field empty. enter image description here

The first thing you will want to do is specify the download folder. To do that, click ‘Settings’ button.

enter image description here Then scroll down to ‘Directories’ and specify the download folder. enter image description here

This is been verified & checked . Working properly

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It would be Important to note that this is for 32 bit Systems, if you're using a 64 bit System and are facing issues check Here – iConnor Oct 6 '13 at 12:35
Hi. thanks for the guide, i followed it right from the T and when i type in localhost:8080/gui i get a 404 error on the browser. Maybe i need to change the port for it? How can i change the port or know if utorrent is actually running? – jonney Nov 11 '13 at 10:57
Hi. Thanks for the guide but was wondering about how to install a newer version. At the time of this comment (14th Nov 2013), v3.3 is out, how can I wget it? – Parto Nov 14 '13 at 17:09
@onezero : why is the creation of symlink necessary? Why can't we just run the server from it's original path?why should we create au symlink in the use/bin directory only? – Ashwin Mar 31 '14 at 2:31
You should really provide uninstallation instructions. – Richard Apr 6 '14 at 20:08

uTorrent isn't designed for Linux OS from what I've read either that or it isn't well-supported/simple to install, however, you can import it using wine. If you haven't got wine you can install it by copying and pasting the following commands into terminal:

sudo apt-get install wine

Then go to /home/username/ and click on the executable windows file and open with wine. Honestly, however, since wine has a tendency to use a fair amount of RAM I'd just stick with Transmission.

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Okay, thank you. I decided to give Transmission a shot, and it turns out that that one's pretty good. (Transmission is the default/included BitTorrent client for Ubuntu.) – JamesTheAwesomeDude Oct 11 '12 at 14:47
Yeah I know it's the default, most default programs on Ubuntu are the best ones for the job, with the exception of rhythmbox and Firefox -- I prefer VLC and Chromium/Google Chrome respectively. – Brenton Horne Oct 11 '12 at 20:45
qBittorrent is an even better client server from what I can tell. It received more positive feedback in the software centre. – Brenton Horne Nov 9 '12 at 9:38


sudo tar -xvf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz -C /opt/

without the -z function.

if the -C function doesn't work, you can just tar it,

sudo mkdir /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/


sudo mv /where-ever-you-tar'd-the-file/ /opt/utorrent-server-3_0/

any time you don't know what a command does you can always check the help function. ex:

mkdir --help
mv --help
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This could also be a problem attempting to run 32bit executable on 64bit architecture.

Try installing ia32-libs

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

This will install the 32bit libraries and hopefully allow you to run the executable.

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