How to install uTorrent client & Server Web UI on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

uTorrent is most popular Torrent client for Windows and unfortunately we don’t have any standalone native uTorrent client for Linux. Well, we have many alternatives but if you still want to use uTorrent client on Linux (Ubuntu) then it is possible with WINE in easy steps. Also, we will learn how to install uTorrent Server (Web UI).

How to install latest uTorrent 2.2 on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat?

1. Install WINE which makes possible to run Windows application on Linux (Ubuntu).
Go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package manager. Search for Wine and mark it for installation and hit Apply.
Installation will be completed in few minutes.

install utorrent on Ubuntu 10 Maverick

2. Download uTorrent latest version from uTorrent Downloads. Now, right click on the downloaded file utorrent.exe and go to it’s properties.Check the box in front of “Allow executing File as Program” . You are marking that utorrent.exe as Executable script.

install utorrent on Ubuntu 10 Maverick

3. Done! Open the file with WINE by right clicking on file and select- Open with Wine Windows Program Loader. The uTorrent client interface is in front of you.

install utorrent on Ubuntu 10 Maverick

How to install uTorrent Server on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

On popular demand, uTorrent have released a native uTorrent Server which is web based control. It is not a stand alone client but on Web UI and on forums it was written that it is not recommended for beginners but I say- Try it.

1. Download utorrent-server-3.0-21701.tar.gz (version may vary) from uTorrent downloads.

2. Extract that TAR.GZ file to a folder. Double click on the file named utserver

3. On web browser (Say Firefox) Type the following in address bar: http://localhost:8080/gui/ It will ask for username and password which can be anything (user – admin and leave Password blank) to see the uTorrent Server Web UI.

utorrent on ubuntu 10 Maverick

By default the content gets downloaded to the directory where you have extracted uTorrent Server. To change the default download directory, Go to Preferences > Directory and change the Move completed downloads to location.

utorrent on ubuntu 10 Maverick


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Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. Markus says:

    Thanks man, Very helpful. Maybe how to start in a daemon mode?

  2. dhanushka says:

    Wow Thanks a lot

  3. sanzid says:

    thnks bro it was very helpful………

  4. bruno says:

    Thanks man, finally someone helpful enough to explain it step by step

  5. Unnikrishnan says:


    I have successfully installed it in fedora 12 and can add a torrent and start it. I would like to know is there ant way to get a plugin “Create torrent” as in rutorrent and how can I adding the features like file unpacker, http downloader, https, ftps etc..

    Thank you.

  6. avdoot says:


  7. yessir says:

    There is now an official 32 bit package for ubuntu on the utoorent website.

  8. chris476 says:


    I have made a package from build 25053 for Debian like systems.

    You can download from here:


  9. Sina says:

    Thanks. This was really helpful.

  10. Bernard says:

    Where do we learn how to install the WebUI???

  11. sheraz gill says:

    its nit working the error is (The µTorrent WebUI does not seem to be installed. Click here to try to install it, or see the guide for more details.)

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