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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

https://www.utorrent.com/downloads/linux


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 0.0.0.0:8080. 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.


http://your-ip-address:8080/gui

http://localhost:8080/gui


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

Username: admin. Leave the password field empty.

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

Conclusion 

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.

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