How To Install Vuze 5.7 On The Most Popular Linux 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.

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The latest version available is Vuze 5.7, coming with the below changes, new features and bug-fixes.

New Features:

  • UI | Added peer menus to peers in the swarm view
  • UI | Tags now visibly grouped by their group in Tagging view
  • UI | Torrent List for Tags Overview now has “Any/All” checkbox when multiple tags are selected
  • UI | General view now shows file boundaries and skipped file zones
  • UI | Network bindings can now be cleared via status icon context menu
  • UI | Raw hashes entered as search expressions now support arguments
  • UI | Added last-error column for subscriptions
  • UI | Added alternative network hints to seeds/peers column
  • UI | Network Information added to the top-view (F8 to show)
  • UI | Files view now supports multiple download managers
  • UI | Show files menu option added to Tags
  • UI | Detect existing archived downloads when adding a new one
  • UI | Added button to create RSS feeds from chats
  • UI | Added description column for downloads to allow viewing and modification
  • UI | Added context menus to set a download’s thumbnail and torrent source
  • UI | Option to set a tag’s group when creating it
  • UI | Tags Overview can now edit some settings when multiple tags selected
  • Core | Added option to reset long term stats and tag session totals
  • Core | Session up/down, Total up/down values per tag now recorded
  • Core | Support tag-based and peer-set based network limits
  • Core | Speed limit handler now supports tag based upload prioritization
  • Core | Added sliding window support to network limits
  • Core | Added an auto-restart feature
  • Core | Option to add a unique prefix to files to avoid name clashes
  • Core | Added ‘seedingfor’, ‘downloadingfor’ to Tag contraints
  • Core | Tags now support ‘start/force-start/stop’ actions on assign
  • Core | Option to abort actions such as ‘closedown computer when seeding complete’
  • Core | Decentralized websites now support linking via torrent, magnet or other sites
  • Core | Decentralized websites auto-tagged as such
  • Core | Option to move torrent files to separate golder on completion/removal
  • Core | Added option to Timed Rotation Queue rule for longer min seeding time when torrent is connected to a peer
  • Plug | Web plugins can now bind to interfaces as well as IP addresses
  • Plug | Magnet plugin now has default network options
  • Plug | RSS to Chat plugin now supports website presentation


  • UI | Adjustments for High DPI (4k) monitors and large font systems
  • UI | Multiple magnet links now copied from selection
  • UI | Subscriptions now sorted in the side bar
  • UI | Subscription totals now always shown in side bar
  • UI | Rename torrent display name more sensibly on folder change
  • UI | Progress window is now non-modal
  • UI | Chat will now default to ‘no network’ rather than ‘public’ when no download context
  • UI | Closing unseletcted sidebar entry no longer loads screen before closing
  • UI | Brazilian Portuguese translation update
  • UI | Basque translation update
  • UI | Tweaks to improve GTK3 support
  • Core | Timed Rotation Queue Rule now based on last seeded time of torrent, instead of torrent position.
  • Core | File priorities compressed to save resources

Corrected Bugs:

  • UI | Fix blurry table text on Retina displays
  • UI | Restore ability of console UI to run without SWT classes being present
  • UI | Big, Unopened torrents view should not be showing incomplete downloads
  • UI | Fix clicking on peers in swarm view selecting same peer in peers view
  • UI | Fix empty constraints being saved incorrectly and causing problems
  • UI | Made various sub-views handle selection consistently
  • UI | Better sizing of oversized windows to fit within monitor
  • Core | Ignore restoration failures of bad config files
  • Core | Fix tag up/down disable to operate at peer level not network level
  • Core | Fix for initial tag assignment for auto-download subscriptions
  • Core | Fixed issue with renamed simple torrents
  • Core | Various fixes around SSL handling (SNI, DH key size limits)
  • Core | Handle IPv6 zone index in URIs
  • Core | Untagged tag didn’t handle initial-save-location
  • Plug | Reduced resource usage required to peek uninitialized channels

Installation instructions:

Vuze does not provide a repository for its BitTorrent client, but the installation steps are quite easy anyway and should not create difficulties on any Linux distribution.

The latest versions of Vuze are available as pre-compiled libraries via the project’s webiste, so we need to download the archiveextract  it and run the firefox file. Also, it is advised to remove previous versions of vuze, move vuze to /opt and create a symlink, for an easier usage.

The below instructions should work on all the popular Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Robolinux, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux, Manjaro, ROSA Desktop etc.

How to install Vuze on either 32 bit or 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget
$ tar -xjvf VuzeInstaller.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/vuze*
$ sudo mv vuze /opt/vuze
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/vuze/vuze /usr/bin/vuze

Next, to launch vuze just open the terminal, type “vuze” and hit enter.

Optional, to remove vuze, do:

$ sudo rm -r /opt/vuze /usr/bin/vuze

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