How To Install Deluge on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Deluge on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Deluge on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Deluge is a popular multi-platform BitTorrent client often used to provide torrenting / seedbox functionality on Linux servers. Like rTorrent, deluge uses libtorrent as its backend. Supported by a daemon-service, awesome interface, and great plugin support, Deluge surpasses Transmission and rTorrent for functionality.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation Deluge BitTorrent client on an Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Deluge on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Deluge on Ubuntu 20.04.

Deluge is already available in Ubuntu official Ubuntu repositories. To install the latest published on Deluge PPAs using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/stable

After that, use the following command to install Deluge:

sudo apt install deluge

Step 3. Enable Autostart Deluge Bit Torrent.

You have to open the startup application from your application menu and open it. Once it’s opened then click on “Add” where you can give any name like “Deluge” and put the command /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/deluge-gtk and you can leave the comment section empty if you want. you will see this added here on the list.

Step 4. Accessing Deluge.

Once installed, you can start it from the application menu.

Install Deluge on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Deluge. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing a Deluge BitTorrent client on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Deluge website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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