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Install μTorrent (uTorrent) on Linux Mint 17


µTorrent is a closed source BitTorrent client owned by BitTorrent Inc, It is the most widely used BitTorrent client next to Xunlei. The µTorrent is designed to use minimal computer resources while offering functionality comparable to larger BitTorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet and also it provides performance, stability, and support for older hardware and versions of operating system.It is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. A µTorrent Server is available for Linux. Here is the step by step guide to setup µTorrent server on Linux Mint 17.

If you are looking for the open source alternative to uTorrent, then go for qBittorrent.

READ: Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 / Linux Mint 18 / Fedora 25 – Alternative to uTorrent

Open Terminal.

Download the Latest version of µTorrent server from the official website or simply enter the following command to download the current version (3.3)

### 32 bit ###

raj@itzgeek~/$ wget -O utserver.tar.gz

### 64 bit ###

raj@itzgeek~/$ wget -O utserver.tar.gz

Extract the downloaded file in to /opt directory

raj@itzgeek~/$ sudo tar -zxvf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/

Give the permission to the extracted directory for running the uTorrent Server.

raj@itzgeek~/$ sudo chmod 777 /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/

Link uTorrent Server to /usr/bin/ directory.

raj@itzgeek~/$ sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Start uTorrent Server by executing the following command.

raj@itzgeek~/$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/

Navgate your web browser to the following address.


User name is admin and leave the password field empty.

Screen Shot of uTorrent is running.

Utorrent on Ubuntu 14.04
uTorrent on Linux Mint 17

If you do not want to start the utorrent manually, you can look at configuring utorrent to start system startup.

That’s all!

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  • Jamie

    This works great, but the server must be started again after a reboot. Can you make it automatically launch at startup?


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  • Olgun

    I tried copy utorrent setup file to opt but i can’t.
    It says:

    Extraction not performed

    You don’t have the right permissions to extract archives in the folder “file:///opt”

    • Raj

      Use sudo command

      • Olgun

        Thank you. I did it with this command:”sudo mv /home/olgun/Downloads/utorrent /opt/

        • Olgun

          But i think there is a problem on this command ” raj@itzgeek~/$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ “. After done this i typed last step to my browser but it did not work.

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  • Hind Walieddine

    Hi I am trying to uninstall the utorrent how can I do that?

    I tried this code with no luck:

    Two easy steps:

    Step 1: Delete the installation directory

    sudo rm -r /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3

    Step 2: Delete the link

    sudo rm /usr/bin/utserver

    Can anyone help me please?

  • Roddy Pfeiffer

    Waaaaay too complicated. I’ll stick with Deluge and Transmission.

Install μTorrent (uTorrent) on Linux Mint 17