Install μTorrent (uTorrent) on openSUSE 12.1


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 openSUSE 12.1.


Open Terminal and then switch root user.

raj@geeksite:~/ $ su -l

Download the Latest version of µTorrent server from the official website or simply enter the following command to download the current version (3.0 build 25053).

root@geeksite:~/ # wget

Extract the downloaded file in to /opt directory

root@geeksite~/ # tar -zxvf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz -C /opt/

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

root@geeksite:~/ # chmod 777 /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

Link uTorrent Server to /usr/bin/ directory.

root@geeksite:~/ # ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Start uTorrent Server by executing the following command.

root@geeksite:~/ # utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

If you get any error like below

utserver: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Install the following package.

root@geeksite:~/ # zypper in libopenssl0_9_8

Navgate your web browser to the following address.


User name is admin and leave the password field empty.

Screen Shot of uTorrent running on openSUSE 12.1.

That’s all!

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