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.

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

Step 1. Download µTorrent Server:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c

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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