How to Install Transmission 2.77 on Linux Operating Systems

Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of Transmission, please access the transmission tag and open the latest article (the one on top).

The latest installation instructions for Transmission

In this short how to install guide, I will show you how to install the latest Transmission on Linux Operating Systems.

Transmission 2.77 is not available in the official repositories (yet) and it has to be compiled from sources.

As you know, Transmission is a powerful and lightweight BitTorrent available for Linux Mac OS X and Windows.

This guide works for Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Knoppix, Gentoo and other Linux System, because it is a generical installation (from sources)

Follow theses steps for a succesfull installation:

Step 1. Download transmission:

$ wget download.m0k.org/transmission/files/transmission-2.77.tar.bz2

Step 2. Extract the archive and cd into it:

$ tar -xjvf transmission*.tar.bz2
$ cd transmission*

Step 3. Make the configurations:

$ ./configure

Step 4. Compile from sources:

$ make

Step 5. Install Transmission 2.77:

$ sudo make install

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One comment on “How to Install Transmission 2.77 on Linux Operating Systems
  1. Michael says:

    Hey There! I am having problems with your guide…

    I am trying to install it on fedora 14. Since Yum only installs 2.11.

    When I try to unzip it i get follwing Message:

    gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

    What am I doing wrong? I am a terrible Noob with linux btw…

    Cheerz Mike

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