Can't install Utorrent

Asked by Josh Law on 2011-03-21

I downloaded Utorrent and opened the tar.gz file and cannot figure out what to do from there. there is a file called utserver which I think could be the .exe but I don't have the program to open it. any help would be great. Thanks in advance.

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2011-03-21
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2011-03-21

There are torrent clients already in the repos. If you must use this then you can run:

wget http://download.utorrent.com/linux/utorrent-server-3.0-24733.tar.gz; sudo mv ./utorrent-server-3.0-24733.tar.gz /opt/; cd /opt/; sudo tar zxvf ./utorrent-server-3.0-24733.tar.gz; sudo rm ./utorrent-server-3.0-24733.tar.gz; cd /usr/bin; sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver .

Will put the file in your $PATH so should be launchable.

If you want an easier life you can install rtorrent or even just use transmission which is part of a default install.

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