Installing uTorrent Server on Ubuntu
Feb. 18, 2013, 2:46 a.m. 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/