How to install Transmission 2.0 in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10

Transmission is a cross-platform BitTorrent  client that is:
Free and Community-Driven.

Transmission differs from bigger clients like ?Torrent, Vuze, and BitComet in that it is volunteer-based, open source, and noncommercial. There is no payware version as with Vuze Plus. We don't bundle toolbars, adware, DNA, or anything else. If we did, someone else would fork the project and strip it back out. So what you see is what you get --- and if you'd like to check under the hood to see for yourself, the source code is available for anyone to read.

If you're a programmer, translator, tester, web designer, graphic artist, or a regular person who wants to help, we happily welcome volunteers. đŸ™‚


Transmission is designed to for easy, powerful use. We've set the defaults to "Just Work" and it only takes a few clicks to configure advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocklists, and the web interface. When Ubuntu chose Transmission as its default BitTorrent client, one of the most-cited reasons was its easy learning curve.


Transmission has the lowest memory footprint of any major BitTorrent client. Imageshack chose Transmission for its BitTorrent farms because the competition "requires amounts of memory several times greater than Transmission". The headless version of Transmission is the client of choice on low-memory hardware, leading many users to install it on their routers to leave running 24/7. Some commercial devices ship with it preinstalled.

Check what is new in transmission 2.0 from here

How to install Transmission 2.0 in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install transmission

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7 Responses

  1. Mateus says:


  2. hub says:

    I get a error:
    sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

  3. be sure, that you use ubuntu đŸ˜‰

  4. Titan says:


    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties


  5. hooft30 says:

    How can you get Transmission to download at a faster speed.

    I have tried many of the options on the program.

    My Winblows machine downloads at 115mb/ but this one downloads at 15-30/mb

    Any suggestions?

  6. talonfxr80 says:

    I have 2.2, but every time i try to download anything for the last 3 days it gives me “Error:permission denied” any ideas?

  7. crazy_ivan says:

    be sure that the location you are downloading to is mounted and the user you are using is authenticated for the specific filesystem(click on the drive and enter user pass)…simple but hope it helps

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