How To Install Vuze 5.4.0.0 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Vuze (ex Azureus), is a BitTorrent client with the normal functions of such a program: multiple downloads, queuing,  prioritizing files, start, stop seeding options.

The latest version available is Vuze 5.4.0.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes, coming with a bunch of new features, including: “force start” and “super seeding” options, file filter added to the torrent-options dialog, added SHA1 column to files-view, a new feature that allows the users to enter the file path names into the search box to open torrents, a new column that displays the date of complition of the most recent file and a pause for option for selected torrents via Library view.

For more information about this release, see the changelog.

how to install Vuze 5.4.0.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five.

In this article I will show you how to install Vuze 5.4.0.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five.

Because it is not available via PPA, we have to download the Vuze archive from the project’s site, extract it and execute the vuze file. Also, because it requires java, we have to install the default-jre package, from the official repositories:

$ sudo apt-get install default-jre
$ cd ~
$ wget http://skylink.dl.sourceforge.net/project/azureus/vuze/Vuze_5400/Vuze_5400_linux.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf Vuze_5400_linux.tar.bz2
$ rm Vuze_5400_linux.tar.bz2

To run Vuze, do:

$ ~/vuze/vuze

Optional, to remove vuze, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove default-jre
$ rm -f ~/vuze

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