Install μTorrent (uTorrent) on Ubuntu 14.10



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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 Ubuntu 14.10.

Open Terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ).

Install libssl.

raj@itzgeek~/$ sudo apt-get update
raj@itzgeek~/$ sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev

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/

Once you run the command, leave the terminal as it is. Navigate your web browser to the following address.


User name is admin and leave the password field empty. Screen Shot of uTorrent running.

Ubuntu 14.10 - Utorrent Web Interface
Ubuntu 14.10 – Utorrent Web Interface

That’s all!



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  • Chris

    doesnt work – utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/
    comes up with error that it cant find the directory. No matter how many times I restart the procedure…

    • Raj

      Dear Chris,

      Start utorrent with this command

      /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/

  • Jono

    I get an error trying to extract with “sudo tar -zxvf -C /opt/”

    Error is: gzipi: stdin: not in gzip format

    The wget did not fail but gave me no success message

    • Raj

      It should be utserver.gz not command that you entered is wrong.

  • UnderWaterHound

    Nothing happens after I try to start utorrent. When I close the terminal window it tells me processes are still ruining and will be terminated.

    • Once you started the utorrent, access the it by using web browser