Install μTorrent (uTorrent) on Linux Mint 12 / Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04

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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 11.10 / Linux Mint 12.

 

Open Terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ).

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).

raj@geeksite~/$ wget http://download.utorrent.com/linux/utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz

Extract the downloaded file in to /opt directory

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo tar -zxvf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz -C /opt/

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

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo chmod 777 /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

Link uTorrent Server to /usr/bin/ directory.

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Start uTorrent Server by executing the following command.

raj@geeksite~/$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

If you get any error like below

utserver: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.0.9.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Install the following package.

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8

Navgate your web browser to the following address.

 http://localhost:8080/gui

User name is admin and leave the password field empty.

Screen Shot of uTorrent running on Linux Mint 12.

Screen Shot of uTorrent running on Ubuntu 11.10.

That’s all!

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