How To Install uTorrent on Debian 10

Install uTorrent on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install uTorrent on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, uTorrent is the most popular torrent client available for Linux systems. uTorrent downloads file very fast and efficiently as possible without slowing other online activities.

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 of the uTorrent BitTorrent client on a Debian 10 (Buster).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10.
  • 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).
  • 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 uTorrent on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing All Required Dependency Packages.

Run the following command to install it:

sudo apt install libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev

Step 3. Installing uTorrent on Debian 10.

Now we run the following command to download uTorrent from the official page:


Then, run the following command to extract the tar.gz file to /opt/ directory:

sudo tar xvf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/

Next, create a symbolic link:

sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Step 4. Configure Firewall.

If there’s a firewall on your Ubuntu server, then you need to allow access to ports 8080 and 6881:

sudo ufw allow 8080/tcp
sudo ufw allow 6881/tcp

Step 5. Accessing uTorrent on Debian Linux.

Once successfully installed, now we navigate to http://your-ip-address:8080/gui/ from your browser. When asked for a username and password, enter admin the username field and leave the password field empty.

Install uTorrent on Debian 10 Buster

Congratulations! You have successfully installed uTorrent. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the uTorrent BitTorrent client on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official uTorrent website.

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