Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, FrostWire is a free, open-source, cross-platform BitTorrent application, running on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. The latest version available is FrostWire 5.7.0 RC, which has been released recently, being still under development.
According to the developers, FrostWire has ditched the BitTorrent engine and replaced it with Vuze/Azureus:
“FrostWire developers have replaced the BitTorrent engine with the latest from the Vuze/Azureus project, they’ve also replace the java runtime with the latest one from Oracle and this should eliminate binary incompatibility issues some Windows XP users had with the 5.6.x series.”
In this article I will show you how to install FrostWire 5.7.0 RC on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS, Elementary OS, Debian, Crunchbang and Kwheezy.
Because it is not available via any repository yet, we have to download the FrostWire 5.7.0 RC package and install it with dpkg. Because the package is multi-arch, it is compatible with both 32 bit (i386) and 64 bit (amd64) systems:
$ wget dl.frostwire.com/frostwire/5.7.0/frostwire-5.7.0.all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i frostwire-5.7.0.all.deb