How To Install Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Transmission BitTorrent Client features a simple interface on top of a cross-platform back-end. Transmission is licensed as free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), with parts under the MIT License. Transmission, like any other BitTorrent client, allows users to download files from the Internet and upload their own files or torrents. By grabbing items and adding them to the interface, users can create queues of files to be downloaded and uploaded.

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 Transmission on an Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa server. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Transmission 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 Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Transmission using a PPA repository.

Run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

After this is added you will be able to upgrade to Transmission 3.0 via the Software Updater tool or by running:

sudo apt install transmission-gtk
  • Install Transmission from Github.
tar xf transmission-3.00.tar.xz
cd transmission-3.00
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
sudo make install

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Transmission. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest stable version of Transmission on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS  (Focal Fossa) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Transmission website.

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