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Hello i'm trying to install uTorrent to my Ubuntu 11.04

I'm downloading it from here . But it's a .tar.gz file. I'm untaring it with

tar -xzvf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz

command. But there isn't any make file, etc. I can understood, how can i install it ?

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The file you downloaded is a server version of uTorrent and does not look like it's the client. Are you sure you need this one? –  Rinzwind Jul 21 '11 at 17:26
    
No actually i couldn't find client. i need client. –  Eray Jul 21 '11 at 17:26
    
@Rinzwind I guess this is a default version. It does not GUI support. Instead it relies on web server component. So you access utorrent functionality via web browser using localhost and particular port. –  Amey Jah Jul 21 '11 at 17:29
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You can download the Windows uTorrent client and run it in Wine. It works 100% effectively under Wine. –  Thomas W. Jul 21 '11 at 17:41
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Are you aware that Ubuntu comes with a bit torrent client installed by default? You can just open torrent files. You don't need to install anything. Just in case you didn't know. :) –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Jul 21 '11 at 19:01

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It's a tar file with all the files already in it (I had a peek inside the tar file).

The command to start it looks like utserver inside ./utorrent-server-v3_0

utserver: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, not stripped

Also have a look at ./utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/ for the file uTorrent_Server.html.

If you are looking for the client you need wine to run it. I would advice looking for another client. Both deluge and transmission are perfect for downloading torrents.

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Utorrent is providing 32bit executable directly. So if you have 32bit Ubuntu installation then follow these steps.

  1. Go to extracted folder
  2. run utserver

    ./utserver

  3. Now go to browser and type http://localhost:8080

You might need to configure few things. However, as the binary is 32bit, I could not run this lib on my 64bit OS setup.

Follow this official discussion page for more detailed installation steps.

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Did you install the 32bit libraries, ia32-libs? You can install that on 64bit and run 32bit binaries –  Thomas W. Jul 21 '11 at 17:41
    
@The Evil Phoenix No I do not have these libs. I didn't know that you require these libs. I was under impression that 32bit libraries can run on 6bit OS as they 64bit OS have backward compatibility. I guess backward compatibility is provided via these special libs. –  Amey Jah Jul 21 '11 at 18:03
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Those libs are installed automatically in a 32bit system. In Windows, libs for 32bit and 64bit are installed with 64bit versions. In Linux, 64bit only installs 64bit libs, but installing ia32-libs gets you the 32bit libs (which are installed with teh 32bit version of Ubuntu) –  Thomas W. Jul 21 '11 at 18:04

If you like utorrent in Windows and want the same experience in Ubuntu you better give up utorrent here (at least at its present stage). I also tried utorrent in Wine and it was unstable and heavy. The most utorrent-like experience in Ubuntu is through qBittorrent and Flush. See HERE.

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