Deluge 2.0 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.04

June 12, 2019

Deluge bittorrent client 2.0 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04.

Deluge 2.0 was released with following exciting new features:

  • Shiny new logo.
  • Multi-user support.
  • Performance updates to handle thousands of torrents with faster loading times.
  • A New Console UI which emulates GTK/Web UIs.
  • GTK UI migrated to GTK3 with UI improvements and additions.
  • Magnet pre-fetching to allow file selection when adding torrent.
  • Fully support libtorrent 1.2 release.
  • Language switching support.
  • Improved documentation hosted on ReadTheDocs.
  • AutoAdd plugin replaces built-in functionality.

How to Install Deluge 2.0 in Ubuntu:

Deluge stable PPA has built the latest packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 and their derivatives.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run commands:

1. Run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/stable

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If a previous release was installed, upgrade it via Software Updater:

or run command in terminal to install or upgrade Deluge:

sudo apt install deluge

Uninstall:

To uninstall Deluge PPA, open Software & Updates -> Other Software tab and remove the repository line.

To remove Deluge torrent client, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove deluge

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2 responses to Deluge 2.0 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.04

  1. Why is it that nobody mentions the headache of the mandatory apt 1.5+ key signing? It’s – by far – the most frustrating part of trying to install new software and it’s also – by far – the least mentioned aspect of using apt repos to install .deb packages.

  2. Do not upgrade! State will be lost. Search “deluge state after upgrade”