Install uTorrent in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) 3

This brief tutorial shows you how to install and use uTorrent in Ubuntu 11.10. As you may already know, uTorrent works great in Windows machines, however, until recently, it wasn’t available in Linux systems. Now, if you’re used to how uTorrent works in Windows, you’ll be surprised how difficult it can be to use it in Linux systems.

In Linux systems, uTorrent runs as a webserver. The server must be started and you will need a web browser to connect to it. I’ll recommend other torrent clients for Ubuntu. However, if you choose to use uTorrent, then continue below to learn how to install it in Ubuntu.




  • Install UTorrent in Ubuntu
  • Enjoy!


To get started,  press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it does, run the commands below to download UTorrent file.





Next, run the commands below to extract uTorrent files to the /opt directory.

sudo tar xvzf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz -C /opt/




Then run the commands below to change the permission on uTorrent-server folder.

sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/




Next, run the commands below to link uTorrent server to the /user/bin directory.

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




Finally, run the commands below to start uTorrent.

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






If you get an error about package missing, run the commands below to install it, then try starting it again.

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386





Now that uTorrent server is started, open your web browser (Firefox) and type the address below.



The username is admin and leave the password field empty.





The first thing you will want to do is specify the download folder. To do that, click ‘Settings’ button.




Then scroll down to ‘Directories’ and specify the download folder.






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3 thoughts on “Install uTorrent in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

  • marc

    hello, thank you for the instructions but i had a problem. When i attempt to run utorrent on ubuntu with this command: utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/, i get the following error: no such file or directory.

    all the other steps prior to that worked fine, any help would be appreciated

    thank you,

  • rainu

    i am left with around 1GB of free space in the home directory. I want to change the directory where the files download to another windows partition. How do I do that.