How to Install Transmission 2.94 on Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04 And Derivative Systems

As you may know, Transmission is an open-source bittorrent client, available on Linux systems. Due to the fact that it is built in either GTK and Qt, Transmission is installable on a lot of Linux systems. Among others, it can be used via the terminal or as a Web client, it has support for DHT, PEX, µTP and Magnet Link.

The latest version available is Transmission 2.94, which has been recently released, coming with changes.

All Platforms:

  • Fix building against LibreSSL (#284, #486, #570)
  • Fix building against mbedTLS (#115, #528)
  • Fix torrents ETA calculation (#522)
  • Fix cross-compilation issues caused by miniupnpc configuration test (#475)

Qt Client:

  • Fix bad downloaded percentage in DetailsDialog (#547)

Web Client:

  • Fix tracker error XSS in inspector (CVE pending; found by Rory McNamara of Gotham Digital Science)
  • Fix torrent name HTML-escaping in trackers inspector tab

Installation instructions:

The latest version of Transmission is available via the default Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish repos, so all you need to do is update the repo index and install the transmission package:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install transmission

In order to install Transmission on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint 19.x, Linux Mint 18.x, Elementary OS 0.5 Juno and other Ubuntu derivative systems, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the transmission package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install transmission

Optional, to remove transmission, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove transmission

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