How To Install Vuze on Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04 And Derivative Systems

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 5.7.6, coming with the below changes, new features and bug-fixes:

New Features:

  • FEATURE: UI | Classic friends meets dchat! [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Handle alt networks [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Option to chat about torrent errors [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Option to hide auto-generated messages [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added option to move torrent on tag-move-on-complete [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Option to categorise friend connections as lan-local for rate limiting purposes [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Support some alternative chats [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Torrent location support for initial save location and copy-on-complete [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Added json import [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | I2P: install on attempted dns resolution [Parg]


  • CHANGE: UI | Remove [TuxPaper]
  • CHANGE: UI | Basque translation update [Azpidatziak]
  • CHANGE: UI | Double click actions for search+subs views [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Made menus more consistent [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Added ‘date added to tag’ column [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Added order setting to tag limit removal – values ‘time [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Added to vuze’ and ‘time added to tag’ [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Brazilian Portuguese translation update [Havokdan]
  • CHANGE: UI | Norwegian translation update [Lislegard]
  • CHANGE: Core | Added option for LAN/WAN nets [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Added option for buddy-boosting when both peers incomplete [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Improve link parsing [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Reworked location change logic to support independent data and torrent movements [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Added tag option to file movement to allow separate control over data and torrent [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Bring back ability to update subscription filters [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Added a ‘tag_age’ constraint variable [Parg]

Corrected Bugs:

  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix NPE that causes thread hang [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Torrent link needs reconstructing in some cases [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Defer constraint application until restore-from-archive is complete to ensure that tags are appropriately * applied [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Various fixes around non-public singletons [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Don’t try inaccessible default constructor for built-in platform managers [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Only record addition time for persistent tag types [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Check limits more frequently; added a hack to allow tags to have a max of 0 entries [Parg]

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install Vuze on your Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver and derivative systems, like Linux Mint 19.x, Elementary OS 0.5 Juno and others, you need to install snapd and install the vuze-vs package via snap:

$ sudo apt install snapd
$ sudo snap install vuze-vs

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