Hello Linux Geeksters. As you know, Aria2 is a multi-platform, multi-source and multi-protocol, lightweight command-line download manager. It supports the following download protocols: HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. The latest version available is Aria2 1.18.0, which has been released a few days ago. For a full list of fixes brought to the previous version, Aria2 1.17, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Aria2 1.18.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Aria2 1.18.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the aria2 package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:t-tujikawa/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install aria2
If you need instructions on how to use the Aria2 download manager, see this article I have previously written.