Installing uTorrent on Ubuntu

by Dan

I was trying to download a newly released movie on my Ubuntu 11.10.

Obviously torrent magnet link is the one of the easiest way to download it.

Once I began to start my download the magnet opened with the “Transmission” application.

However it seemed not to satisfy me as the depth of detail on uTorrent is much more than on transmission.

So i went on and installed uTorrent.

If you are too looking to install uTorrent here is the procedure to install it.

Open terminal

change the directory to downloads

cd Downloads

Install the package with


Now extract the file to /opt directory

sudo tar xvzf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz -C /opt

Changing the permission to on uTorrent server

sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

Once you have done this next step is to link the uTorrent server with/usr/bin

sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

To start the uTorrent run

utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

an then open your Firefox browser and type


If you get error while running the utserver command then install the following package with

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

once you have done this try the installation from the beginning.

Thus you have your uTorrent ready.

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