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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..


5 Responses to “Transmission on Ubuntu Edgy”

  1. Have you tried azureus? Its a bit heavy since it needs Java, but its pretty good and has lots of plugins.

  2. dnite said

    Ya. I’ve tried Azureus. But it’s a bit too heavy for me. As much as I like all the features. It’s a bit clunky and bloated. I like how light weight things like uTorrent and Transmission are. Very clean interface and they just get the job done without a lot of extras. I also believe that last time I tried to install Azureus in ubuntu, I had problems… x=)

  3. Andy said

    The instructions are very clear but I am unsure of how to add the repo to my /etc/apt/sources.list. Maybe you could help.
    Many thanks.

  4. Andy said

    False alarm. I sorted it out and all is well,

  5. Flonker said

    Dood, the link you posted isn’t any good anymore. Know of a copy of the AMD64 version for transmission?

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