How to Install uTorrent on Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty Linux Easy Guide

April 28, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

uTorrent Quick Start for Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty

Hello Kubuntu User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install uTorrent Server and Client on Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus 32/64-bit GNU+Linux Desktop.

The Last uTorrent Release for Kubuntu 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.

Furthermore, the uTorrent Client for Kubuntu 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 Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Start Typing ‘term’ on Desktop.
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install uTorrent for Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty - Open Terminal
  2. Download uTorrent Client for Kubuntu 13.04

    uTorrent for Kubuntu 32/64-bit
  3. Then Extract uTorrent into /tmp
    Eventually Double-Click/Right-Click and Open with Archive Manager:

    Install uTorrent for Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty - 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 Kubuntu

    Browse on:


    Default Access:

    user name: ‘admin’

    pass: ”

  10. Use the Web UI to Make Changes to uTorrent Settings.

    Install uTorrent for Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty - uTorrent Web GUI Settings
    Install uTorrent for Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty - uTorrent Web GUI Settings Directories

  11. How to Create a uTorrent Launcher on Kubuntu Desktop

    How Launcher for Kubuntu

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