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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
You can download the Windows uTorrent client and run it in Wine. It works 100% effectively under Wine. – Thomas Ward Jul 21 '11 at 17:41
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


  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 Ward 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
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 Ward 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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