Installing uTorrent Server on Ubuntu
1 year, 2 months ago by Nitin Venkatesh

Recently one of my friends shifted to Ubuntu and couldn’t install uTorrent Server. One note, folks, please always paste the full error message that you receive, there’s a reason why that error popped on your screen; so that you can fix it!

Okay, so here goes:

  1. Download uTorrent Server . I am going to assume that the path where the file is stored is in ~/Downloads.
  2. Now open up a terminal, and navigate to the Downloads folder.

    nits@excalibur:~$ cd ~/Downloads/
    nits@excalibur:~/Downloads$ ls -l utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 nits nits 1561244 Feb 18 12:36 utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz
    Extract the package, and switch to the extracted directory
    nits@excalibur:~/Downloads$ tar -zvxf utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz
    utorrent-server-v3_0/
    utorrent-server-v3_0/webui.zip
    utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/style.css
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/Changes.txt
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/ut-logo.gif
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/Server_Changes.html
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/Server_Changes.pdf
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/license.txt
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/Server_Changes.txt
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/uTorrent_Server.pdf
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/footer_ut_address.gif
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/uTorrent_Server.txt
    utorrent-server-v3_0/docs/uTorrent_Server.html
    nits@excalibur:~/Downloads$ cd utorrent-server-v3_0/
    nits@excalibur:~/Downloads/utorrent-server-v3_0$
    
  3. Install the libssl0.9.8 package.

    nits@excalibur:~/Downloads/utorrent-server-v3_0$ sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8
    
  4. Run the utserver program.

    ./utserver
    
  5. Open up your browser (firefox, chromium, what haz you) and go to

    http://localhost:8080/gui
    
  6. The default username is admin and no password is set, so just enter admin in the username field and click okay.

  7. You’re done.

Note: If you didn’t change the change the default preferences, the downloaded files will remain in the same folder as the utorrent files, i.e., ~/Downloads/utorrent-server-v3_0/


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