Fatrat is not available in the official repository of Ubuntu. How to install it? What dependencies are required?

Official Website - http://fatrat.dolezel.info/

Official Github - https://github.com/LubosD/fatrat

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    anachronism--question is dated November 2015 and it's about Ubuntu 2018. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Jul 16 '18 at 22:44
  • @WinEunuuchs2Unix I edited the question recently to ask about the instructions for installing it in 18.04 – Lincity Jul 19 '18 at 18:35

You can compile and install fatrat from source as shown in following steps.

First You need to install following libraries as shown in exact following sequence.

Note: Here sequence matters.

sudo apt install build-essential cmake qtbase5-dev qttools5-dev pkg-config libtorrent-rasterbar9 libtorrent-rasterbar-dbg libboost1.62-dev libboost-date-time1.62.0 libboost-date-time1.62-dev libboost-date-time1.62-dev libtorrent-dev libboost-serialization1.62-dev libboost1.62-dev

sudo apt install libqt5svg5-dev 
sudo apt install libtorrent-rasterbar-dev libtorrent-rasterbar-dbg libboost-system-dev  libboost-system1.65-dev  libboost1.65-dev
sudo apt install libboost-date-time1.65-dev 

Once required libraries are installed. You can compile source from fatrat git repository and install.

git clone https://github.com/LubosD/fatrat && cd fatrat/
sudo make && sudo make install

To Enable downloading with HTTP links in Fatrat, You need to install following dependencies along above dependencies and use extra switch WITH_CURL.

sudo apt install qtwebengine5-dev
sudo apt install libcurl4-openssl-dev

Compile Source code with extra switch WITH_CURL.

sudo make && sudo make install

All steps have been tested on Ubuntu 18.04.

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  • Thanks this works but cannot download HTTP links only torrent files. I assume CURL needs to be enabled for that. Is there a way to enable CURL? – Lincity Jul 19 '18 at 18:37
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    You can do it with using WITH_CURL switch while compiling source code. – KK Patel Jul 19 '18 at 19:35
  • Dependency problems and compilation errors if I enable the WITH_CURL switch. Anyway I'm awarding you the bounty because technically I specified using the source code and finding dependencies and didn't specify CURL. – Lincity Jul 20 '18 at 12:39
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    You need to install two more dependencies for it and compile source code again. Edited answer for solution. – KK Patel Jul 20 '18 at 13:51

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

I tried to make search in all PPAs for fatrat:


And got the following PPA: ppa:alex-p/notesalexp-bionic.

You can add it to system and install fatrat version 1.2.0+git20180628-1ppa1~bionic1:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alex-p/notesalexp-bionic
sudo apt-get install fatrat

It will be installed in Internet category, it great and has tray icon (tested on MATE):

FatRat on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS

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    Shouldn't these be the accepted answer? It seems much simpler. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Jul 21 '18 at 22:05

ubuntu 15.10

This is what I gather from the download and installation pages:

sudo apt-get install libgloox-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libpion-dev libqt5svg5-dev libqt5svg5-private-dev libboost-date-time1.58-dev qttools5-dev-tools qttools5-dev-tools libtorrent-rasterbar-dev cmake git
git clone git://git.dolezel.info/fatrat.git
cd fatrat
sudo make install
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  • There is a error which I have included in my question. – Lincity Nov 18 '15 at 16:11
  • Well, it says on the download page that the program needs QT. So you need to install that too. See here: qt.io/download – Jos Nov 18 '15 at 17:07
  • I get a different error now. – Lincity Nov 19 '15 at 9:38
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    You keep changing the subject of the question, which does not help future posters. If you need, ask a separate question. However, the error above clearly states what is wrong: you need the libtorrent-rasterbar package. A tiny bit of googling tells me that you can download that here. – Jos Nov 19 '15 at 10:00

ubuntu 15.10

You can install it simply by adding this PPA first:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

Then install using:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install fatrat
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ubuntu 15.10

You can install FatRat Download manager from Ubuntu Software Center,It is available in Ubuntu repository.There is no need to add unnecessary PPA for this.

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