How To Install Vuze 5.6.0 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 5.6.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes, new features and bug-fixes.

New features:

  • UI: Restructured Library view context (right-click) menu
  • UI: A basic quick-options plugin bar view
  • UI: Support upload/download disable for Tag rate limits
  • UI: Support .vuze files in the plugin installation wizard
  • UI: Added some subscription settings to the sidebar context menu
  • UI: Explicit browser configuration option for non-public content
  • UI: Option to hide do-not-download files in the Files View
  • UI: Right-click menu option in Peers View to kick a peer without banning them
  • UI: Support for output redirection from console UI commands
  • Core: Swarm merging
  • Core: Option to automatically select files for ‘do not download’ based on file type suffix
  • Core: Device transcodes can now be auto-shared and tagged
  • Core: isComplete, percentage and age added to Tag constraint language
  • Plug: Decentralized chat
  • Plug: RSS-to-chat plugin
  • Plug: TorBrowser plugin now supports browsing of .i2p content
  • Plug: Play-to DLNA enabled devices support
  • Plug: Swarm search is now also accessible via right-click menu

Changes:

  • UI: Brazilian Portuguese translation update
  • UI: Show decoded magnet URI title in download window
  • UI: DHT activity view was showing queued activities – fixed to only show active ones
  • UI: Added eepsite and onion site to About Window
  • Core: Auto-download subscriptions now scheduled more fairly

Bug-fixes:

  • UI: Status bar tooltip flicker reduced
  • UI: Sometimes the sub-tab ‘sash’ could become inaccessible
  • Core: Fix ‘is-interested’ bug
  • Core: Force disconnect duplicate outbound, stuck peers connections
  • Plug: Magnet URI plugin not always terminating quickly on successfull torrent download
  • Plug: Fixed resource leak in Magnet URI plugin

how to install Vuze 5.6.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2

In this article I will show you how to install Vuze 5.6.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing Vuze 5.6.0 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, get the repo’s key, update the local repository and install the vuze package.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Vuze 5.6.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu utopic-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install azureus

How to install Vuze 5.6.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install azureus

Optional, to remove vuze, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove azureus

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