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

February 13, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

uTorrent Quick Start for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

You are Welcome! The 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.

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

Especially relevant: uTorrent is the #1 BitTorrent Client on Desktops Worldwide.

Moreover, the 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
    Ctrl+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 32/64-bit
  3. Then Extract uTorrent into /tmp
    Possibly Double-Click/Right-Click and Open with Archive Manager:

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

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/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 see: How to Enable sudo

  5. Again 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

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/utorrent*
    sudo mv /tmp/utorrent* /opt/utorrent
  7. And Install/Update OpenSSL
    Simply Running:

    sudo 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

    Browse on:


    Default Access:

    user name: ‘admin’

    pass: ”

  10. Use the Web UI to Make Changes to uTorrent 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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