How to Install µTorrent Server on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install µTorrent server in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. uTorrent is a lightweight efficient BiTorrent client, available for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

The µTorrent for Linux does not have any graphical interface yet, it gets launched from the internet browser.

http://linuxg.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/uTorrent-Client-via-Firefox.png

Let’s start the installation. Follow this steps to succeed:

Step 1. Download µTorrent Server:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c ll.download3.utorrent.com/linux/utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c llsw.download3.utorrent.com/linux/utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.x64.tar.gz

Step 2. Copy the archive to /opt and extract it:

$ sudo cp ~/Downloads/utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-*.tar.gz /opt/
$ sudo tar -xzf /opt/utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-*.tar.gz

Step 3. Create a symbolic link for running the torrent server by terminal:

$ sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver /usr/sbin/utserver

Step 4. Install libssl0.9.8:

$ sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8

Step 5. Start utorrent server via terminal:

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

To launch uTorrent from the browser, just open the internet browser and type http://localhost:8080/gui/ as url. Type admin as username and leave the password field blank and you are done.

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