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Last Updated on August 26, 2022 by Vikash Ekka

How to Install uTorrent in Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
How to Install uTorrent in Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Hi there! I hope you’re doing well. In today’s blog post, I will tell you how to install utorrents on Ubuntu operating system (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS). utorrent is a very good downloading software. With the help of utorrents you can download multiple files, videos, and audio files.

It is a peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol used for distributing large amounts of data.

utorrent is available for:-

  1. Windows 
  2. Mac
  3. Linux distro

How to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I have tested on both ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Step1. Download uTorrent for Ubuntu

Go to utorrent official website and download µTorrent Server for Ubuntu 13.04


Alternatively, you can open up a terminal window by pressing CTRL + ALT + T and run the following command to download it via the command line interface.

For 64-Bit Architecture.

wget http://download.ap.bittorrent.com/track/beta/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-x64-ubuntu-13-04 -O utserver.tar.gz

For 32-Bit Architecture.

wget http://download.ap.bittorrent.com/track/beta/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-i386-ubuntu-13-04 -O utserver.tar.gz
Step2. Install required libraries or dependencies

Open a terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ). Install the libraries for µTorrent.

sr@vetechno:~$  sudo apt-get update
sr@vetechno:~$  sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev

Note:- If you got an error like E: Package ‘libssl1.0.0’ has no installation candidate

How to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS | vetechno
Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04

Then run below command to fix the issue.

sr@vetechno:~$  sudo echo "deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
sr@vetechno:~$  sudo apt update && apt-cache policy
sr@vetechno:~$  libssl1.0.0sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev

Step3. Extract the tar.gz file 

Once downloaded the utserver.tar.gz file, extract the  file in to /opt directory using the following command in the terminal.

sr@vetechno:~$  sudo tar -zxvf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/
Step4. Create an execute link

Now we need to create symbolic link to execute the file.

sr@vetechno:~$  sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver
Step5. Start or run uTorrent server in your localhost

Use the below command to start uTorrent server.

By default, uTorrent server listens on localhost port 8080 OR If there’s another service is also listening on port 8080, then you should temporarily stop that service. uTorrent will also use port 10000 and 6881. The -daemon option will make uTorrent server run in the background.

sr@vetechno:~$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ -daemon
Step6. Launch and Access uTorrent web interface

Open your favorite  web browser and navigate it to the following URL.



When you first time hit the URL, it will ask for password:-

Username: admin. Leave the password field empty.

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Install-μTorrent-on-Ubuntu-18.04-lts-uTorrent-Authentication -vetechno

How to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
How to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Note;- Your downloaded outputs will come under /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ directory. OR from the same folder/directory where you have selected utorrent file.

How to Uninstall uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Step1. To remove uTorrent, first stop the current uTorrent process.
sr@vetechno:~$ sudo pkill utserver

Step2. Use below command to remove the installation directory
sr@vetechno:~$ sudo rm -r /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ 

Step3. Then remove the symbolic link.
sr@vetechno:~$ sudo rm /usr/bin/utserver 


Congratulation you have successfully installed uTorrent on Ubuntu Operating System {Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS}.  I hope you liked my post.

Please let me know in the comment box if your are facing any issue while installing or running uTorrent  server on localhost with port 8080.

By Vikash Ekka

Hi All, My name is Vikash Ekka from India. I’m the founder and tech editor of https://www.vetechno.in. I have completed my Graduation in BCA. I love to write technical articles like Windows, Linux & MAC Tutorials, Tips, Tricks, How To fix, Tutorials About Ethical Hacking & Cyber Security Guide, and Software Review. Currently, I have been working as an IT professional since 2018.

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