In this tutorial, we will show you how to install uTorrent on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, uTorrent is a freeware and a closed source BitTorrent Client. One of the most used lightweight BitTorrent Client, Now it is available for Linux as a uTorrent server. The µTorrent is designed to use minimal computer resources while offering functionality comparable to larger BitTorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet and also it provides performance, stability, and support for older hardware and versions of the operating system.
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 uTorrent on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- 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 uTorrent on Linux Mint 20
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. Enable Snap.
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. First,
/etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref needs to be removed before Snap can be installed.
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
Next, install snap from the Software Manager application, search for
snapd, and click Install or alternatively,
snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd
Step 3. Download and Install uTorrent on Linux Mint.
Run the following command to install µTorrent:
sudo snap install utorrent
Step 4. Accessing uTorrent.
Now, you can start the uTorrent service from Menu >> All Applications or open your favorite browser and navigate to
http://your-ip-address:8080/gui. It will ask you for the username and password. The default username is admin and leaves the password field empty.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed uTorrent. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the uTorrent on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official uTorrent website.