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Dear Experts,

Is there anyone who can direct me to a beginners / noob / baby-step guide on how to install utorrent with the webui on an Ubuntu OS. I am happy to re-download and re-install the version of Ubuntu such a guide would be based on for simplicity's sake.

On a side note, as a Windows user for years and having used Linux (Ubuntu 11.10) for the first time today, I find it very very very unnecessarily confusing and has filled me full of rage (just a side note).

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Hang in there, you'll get used to the interface, and you will LOVE the stability & not having to reboot all the time and clean viruses :)

Can I talk you into using ktorrent?  It is great, and very simple to install.  You just do:

   sudo apt-get install ktorrent

And then it will pop right up in your menus!  If you want utorrent badly, I'll install it real quick myself & give you a quickie HOWTO

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Thank you xterm. The only reason why I am keen on utorrent is because of the built in encryption and the webui, but if your alternative offers both of these then I will be more than happy to try it.

Thanks again!
Keith BrownAWS System Administrator
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uTorrent does have a native linux client, however it is in early alpha, severely neglected, and missing much of what you want. You'd be better off running the Windows version through Wine.

I personally use Deluge, which does offer the options you want. I often use Azureus as well, which again has those options.
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Well, utorrent is easy enough too, so here's a backup plan:

Download http://download.utorrent.com/linux/utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz
If you do it with a web browser like Firefox, it will probably go into your homedir/Downloads folder

Open application "konsole" from the menu

Type "cd Downloads" (or wherever you saved the tar.tgz file above)

Type "tar xzf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz"

Type "cd utorrent-server-v3_0/"

Type "./utserver"

Minimize the konsole, and go back to Firefox and go to "http://localhost:8080/gui/"

That's it!

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Thanks you have been very helpful, unfortunately I will not be able to try this for another 20 hours but will post back my progress. Cheers!
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If you get some kind of error saying "libssl.0.9.8 not found", you will need to compile/install so
me SSL libraries:

cd ~/Downloads (or wherever you untarred utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz)
wget http://openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.8r.tar.gz
tar xzf openssl-0.9.8r.tar.gz
cd openssl-0.9.8r
./config shared
make
make test (bunch of stuff will scroll by, ignore most, as long as no errors afterwards then...)
sudo make install
cd ../utorrent-server-v3_0
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/ssl/lib
./utserver

Then go to http://localhost:8080/gui/ in your web browser

Log in as "admin", leave the password blank.
cd ~/Downloads (or wherever you untarred utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz)
wget http://openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.8r.tar.gz
tar xzf openssl-0.9.8r.tar.gz
cd openssl-0.9.8r
./config shared
make
make test (bunch of stuff will scroll by, ignore most, as long as no errors afterwards then...)
sudo make install
cd ../utorrent-server-v3_0
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/ssl/lib
./utserver

Then go to http://localhost:8080/gui/ in your web browser

Log in as "admin", leave the password blank.

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Dear Xterm,

Thank you sooo much, you've been really helpful and yes I am starting to have fun with Ubuntu :)

FYI I went with uTorrent in the end - your instructions got me there.
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You will NEVER go back to Windows, you know that right? :)

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