Transmission on Ubuntu Edgy
Posted by dnite on November 16, 2006
I miss my uTorrent. I could (and have) run uTorrent in wine while running Linux, but that just sucks. So I went looking for a better client. I don’t like BitTornado, or the included bittorrent client that comes with Edgy. They’re ugly and I don’t feel like they work very well. So I found Transmission. Transmission is very light weight. Very simple. It just works. I have recently read that some private trackers have banned Transmission, because it does (or maybe used to?) update the tracker more often than it’s suppose to, but unless I see any big problems (which I will report here) I am going to use it because I like it. For those of you who want to use Transmission with Ubuntu Edgy and are ripping your hair out because you can’t find a good repo. Here it is. Took me a while to find it, but I like using the repo, because it gets updated pretty often.
deb http://acorbeaux.free.fr/ubuntu edgy transmission
Add this repo to your /etc/apt/sources.list and then run the following.
sudo apt-get install transmission
There you have it. A up to date version of Transmission. Run it with the following and your all set. The first time you try and open a torrent in firefox after installing Transmission, click the dropdown, select Other and enter the command below with /usr/bin/ before it and it should stick.
Happy bittorrent.. ing..