How to install uTorrent in Linux Ubuntu 12.04

uTorrent is one of the most popular BitTorrent client. While it’s easy to install and use in Windows and Mac, it’s a little bit difficult to have it installed & run on Linux, in this post I’m going to show you step by step to install and run uTorrent in Ubuntu 12.04


  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • uTorrent Server
  • libssl0.9.8


1. Download and save to your folder (e.g: Downloads), you will get a .tar.gz when download finished

2. Open Terminal (by menu or by using Ctrl + Alt + T ), then do the following commands

– Go to the Download folder

$ cd Downloads

– Copy the downloaded file to /opt

$ sudo cp utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz /opt

(Remember to check name of the file you download, for me it’s utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz)

– Go to the /opt folder

$ cd /opt

Now uncompress the file

$ sudo tar -zxf utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz

You will get a folder name called utorrent-server-v3_0

– Create a symbolic link (kind of a shortcut) so that you can run the torrent server from Terminal

$ sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

3. You are almost ready by now, Install the libssl0.9.8 library

$ sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8

4. Now start you utorrent server

$ utserver –settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0

uTorrent will be launched from any Web browser, open Firefox / Chrome / Opera and navigate to


with username is “admin” (withou double quote) and password is empty

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