In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, the 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 the step-by-step installation of 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.
- 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.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
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 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.
wget https://github.com/transmission/transmission/releases/download/3.00/transmission-3.00.tar.xz tar xf transmission-3.00.tar.xz cd transmission-3.00 mkdir build cd build cmake .. make sudo make install
Step 3. Accessing Transmission on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, Transmission can be launched from the command line by typing
transmission or In the Activities search bar type “
Transmission” and click on the icon.
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.