Install transmission 2.04 in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10

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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.

Feature Spotlight:

* Uses fewer resources than other clients
* Native Mac, GTK+ and Qt GUI clients
* Daemon ideal for servers, embedded systems, and headless use
* All these can be remote controlled by Web and Terminal clients
* Bluetack (PeerGuardian) blocklists with automatic updates
* Full encryption, DHT, PEX and Magnet Link support

Install transmission 2.04 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

If you want to upgrade run the following commands from your terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

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7 Responses

  1. fracting says:

    hey,there is a typo 🙂

    #sudo apt-get install upgrade
    sudo apt-get upgrade

  2. admin says:

    Updated the article

  3. sTELIOS says:

    *@*FileServer:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

    sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

    This seems to be failing for me ….

  4. Randy says:

    What is ?torrent? Did you mean µtorrent?

  5. Robert says:

    To get the add-apt-repository command, you have to first install python-software-properties.

    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

  6. Tom says:

    It’s not actually performing the upgrade…”The following packages have been held back” yet it identifies that three transmission packages are to be upgraded.

    what am I doing wrong?

  7. charles says:

    Just use synaptic and install, I am running Lucid 10.04.4

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