In this tutorial, we will show you how to install KTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, KTorrent is a BitTorrent application by KDE which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol. While offering a simple user interface, there are a lot of options that include plugins support, magnet link support, custom groups, and so on.
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 the step-by-step installation of the KTorrent BitTorrent client on 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, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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 KTorrent 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 KTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04
- Install KTorrent from Ubuntu apt repository.
By default, KTorrent is available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest KTorrent to your Ubuntu system:
sudo apt install ktorrent
- Install KTorrent using Snap.
If Snapd package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:
sudo apt install snapd
To install KTorrent, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install ktorrent --candidate
Step 3. Accessing KTorrent on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> Ktorrent or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed KTorrent. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the KTorrent BitTorrent client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official KTorrent website.