How-to Install uTorrent BitTorrent Client/Server on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial 32-64bit Linux Easy Guide

February 13th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

uTorrent QuickStart for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install uTorrent Server and Client on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS i386/amd64 GNU+Linux Desktop.

The Last uTorrent Release for Ubuntu 13+ Based Make Use of the Latest OpenSSL 1.0+ Library with important Security Improvements.

uTorrent is the #1 BitTorrent Client on Desktops Worldwide.

uTorrent Client for Ubuntu Features:

  • Tiny
  • Easy
  • Accessible
  • Innovative
  • Cuttin Edge
  • Intelligent

The Installation is quite Intricate and Require a little Patience but after the Result is Worthwhile! ;)

Install uTorrent for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Featured
  1. Open a Shell session
    Ctr+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install uTorrent for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open Terminal
  2. Download uTorrent Client for Ubuntu 13.04:

    uTorrent for Ubuntu 32/64bit
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract uTorrent into /tmp

    Install uTorrent for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf utserver.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  4. Check/Install UnZip

    Which unzip

    If Not on System then

    sudo apt-get install unzip

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  5. Extract uTorrent Web GUI

    cd /tmp/utorrent* && unzip ./
  6. Relocate uTorrent
    Login as SuperUser (right for the time necessary to complete this process)

    sudo su

    Set the SuperUser as Owner of UTorrent stuff

    chown -R root:root /tmp/utorrent*
    mv /tmp/utorrent* /opt/utorrent
  7. Installing/Updating OpenSSL

    apt-get install openssl
  8. Starting uTorrent Server
    End your SuperUser session with


    Switch to the UTorrent location

    cd /opt/utorrent
    Launch UTorrent
    sudo ./utserver
  9. uTorrent WebGui Connection on Browser (Tested on Chrome)

    Installing Chrome for Ubuntu

    Connect on:


    Default Access:

    user name: 'admin'

    pass: ''

  10. Use the Web UI to Make Changes to Torrent Server Settings

    Install uTorrent for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - uTorrent Web GUI Settings
    Install uTorrent for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - uTorrent Web GUI Settings Directories

  11. How-to Create a uTorrent Launcher on Ubuntu Desktop:

    How Launcher for Ubuntu
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