HOWTO: Install Vuze/Azureus 4.0.0.4 in 8.10

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Okay first things first you are going to need to download the newest version of Azureus and install the java runtime environment.

For Azureus/Vuze 32bit:

In the terminal:

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/azureus/Vuze_4.0.0.4_linux.tar.bz2?download && tar xvjf Vuze_4.0.0.4_linux.tar.bz2 && sudo aptitude install sun-java6-bin

For Azureus/Vuze 64bit:

In the terminal:

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/azureus/Vuze_4.0.0.4_linux-x86_64.tar.bz2?download && tar xvjf Vuze_4.0.0.4_linux-x86_64.tar.bz2&& sudo aptitude install sun-java6-bin

Next we are going to have to edit the azureus script in order to point it to the location we are going to move the core files to.

cd vuze

gedit azureus

Now find this line in the file:

#PROGRAM_DIR="/home/username/apps/azureus" # use full path to Azureus bin dir

and replace it with this:

PROGRAM_DIR="/usr/share/vuze"

Remember to remove the # or else it won't work. Now it is time to move everything where it needs to be. While still in the vuze directory in the terminal type:

sudo mv "azureus" "/usr/bin/azureus"

sudo mv "vuze" "/usr/bin/vuze"

cd ..

sudo mv "vuze" "/usr/share/vuze/"

That's it your done! Happy torrenting

Optional Steps:

Make it so Vuze can update itself now:

sudo chown -R 777 /usr/share/vuze

Add icon to applications menu:

Goto System->Main Menu->Internet->New Item

Type:Application

Name: Vuze

Command: vuze

In order to get the frog icon for it click the spring board looking icon on this dialog to the left.

Where it says browse type in /usr/share/vuze and wait a second for it to load. You should now see something called vuze.png. Click on it and hit okay and you are done!

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17 thoughts on “HOWTO: Install Vuze/Azureus 4.0.0.4 in 8.10

  1. nice tutorial it works new fan of ubuntugeek
    not just for movies tv show on hd
    i also use it for all torrent files to lol

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  2. I have tried Azureus in WinXp and Vuze in Ubuntu but from my opinion it’s a resource eater.Now i use Ktorrent and also Transmission and everything it’s fine.
    Nevertheless great site and i have learned a lot from this web page!
    Thanks!

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  3. bob@bob-laptop:~/vuze$ sudo mv “azureus” “/usr/bin/azureus”
    mv: cannot stat `“azureus”': No such file or directory

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  4. Hi there. Im really new with Ubuntu, but I have followed the turtorial several times now, with no luck. Every code and step works fine until I reach to “That’s it your done! Happy torrenting” :)
    I did make an icon with the help of “main menu”. But when I click the icon nothing happens. At all.

    Please help me out here. I really have no idea of what I should do to make it work! :)

    Thanks in advance.

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  5. Hmm. It looks like I havent got java installed correctly.
    It says:
    nybroe@Nybroe:~$ vuze
    Starting Azureus…
    Java is GCJ.. looking for Sun Java..
    Java exec not found in PATH, starting auto-search…
    ls: kan ikke tilgå /usr/java/latest: No such file or directory
    ls: kan ikke tilgå /usr/java: No such file or directory
    ls: kan ikke tilgå /usr/lib/jvm/latest: No such file or directory
    Java exec found in /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/bin/
    Java is GCJ.. looking for Sun Java..

    But I have fooled around with java many times. I have read many forums of installing Sun Java, and it all went like they said in the forums.

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  6. Okay, so I looked into the Java-problem and I found out that I just had to update Java by using the code:

    sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun

    So now I got vuze to start, but it wont update.. When I type
    sudo chown -R 777 /usr/share/vuze

    in the terminal nothing happens. (used a fresh terminal)
    Shall I install Vuze all over now, or how do I get it to update?

    Thanks in advance

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  7. so sad,,i don’t know why…

    Starting Azureus…
    Java is GCJ.. looking for Sun Java..
    Java exec not found in PATH, starting auto-search…
    ls: cannot access /usr/java/latest: No such file or directory
    ls: cannot access /usr/java: No such file or directory
    ls: cannot access /usr/lib/jvm/latest: No such file or directory
    Java exec found in /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/bin/
    Java is GCJ.. looking for Sun Java..

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  8. thanks a lot it worked fine for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope .
    I downloaded Vuze 4.2.0.2 and I used vi instead of gedit.

    It also updated my plugins!

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  9. dave@dave-desktop:~$ sudo mv “azureus” “/usr/bin/azureus”
    mv: cannot stat ‘azureus': No such file or directory

    HELP!!!!

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  10. OK i did exactly what this says and azureus still won’t work. I’m having problems with it. Someone please help.

    1. dave@dave-desktop:~$ sudo mv “vuze” “/usr/share/vuze/”
    mv: cannot move “vuze” to “/usr/share/vuze/vuze/”:Directory not empty

    and when i try to start azureus:

    dave@dave-desktop:~$ azureus
    Starting Azureus
    Suitable java version found [java = 1.6.0_15]
    Configuring environment…
    Java exec found in PATH. Verifying….
    You seem to have set an invalid PROGRAM_DIR, unable to continue!

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