Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 13.10

Last updated: November 3, 2013

This tutorial shows you how to easily install uTorrent sever on Ubuntu and Linux Mint. There’s no command, just a few clicks!

First, download uTorrent server: Check 32-bit or 64-bit by top-right corner shutdown menu (gear icon) -> About This Computer.


After downloading, navigate to the package in Nautilus file browser. Then decompress it.

Go into the extracted folder, right-click on utserver and select Properties.

Make sure that the box before “Allow execute as a program” is checked.

Before starting this service, search for and install libssl0.9.8 (SSL shared libraries) from Ubuntu Software Center.

NOTE: If you’re on 64-bit Ubuntu, press Ctrl+Alt+T and install the libssl0.9.8 with command below in terminal to fix utserver not launching problem:

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

Then double click utserver to start uTorrent server (or run ~/Downloads/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver command to start it). That’s right you see nothing happens because the server is running as a background program.

Launch your web browser and go to http://localhost:8080/gui/. Type:

username: admin
password: leave password empty

You’re done!


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14 responses to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 13.10

  1. When i try to go to “http://localhost:8080/gui/” it says it does not exist. What am I doing wrong?

    • Try install the dependency library via command:

      sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

      and start utorrent server from command line:

  2. i get /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ version `GLIBC_2.16′ not found (required by /home/fkspn/Downloads/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver)

  3. Got it installed and everything looks great. Rather than post this, I should just check it out first, but I confess, I over think stuff and would like to ask, anyway. To wit: can I get it to run magnet links by default? If I have to go the the Firefox preferences, I don’t see where I can use uTorrent, since it’s not actually a runable program as such.

  4. Zlot you wont see it in preferences. you have to paste this url to your firefox address bar: “http://localhost:8080/gui/”

    and yes magnets are supported by default. Thats how utorrent is awesome.

  5. works great and i am really enjoying ubuntu

  6. I get /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ version `GLIBC_2.16′ not found (required by /home/m/Downloads/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver), too…
    Diego were you able to solve this?

  7. super!! Gracias!

  8. works for me, in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; tip: do not use bleachbit, it cleans alot and must reinstall utserver

  9. I can install ok in Lubuntu 14.04, and get to the login page in the webgui, but after putting in the username, nothing happens. Any thoughts?

  10. Nothing happens when clicking utserver.
    How long will it take to install?

    • utorrent server will be running silently, just go to the webpage in your browser and see if the client available.

  11. Sorry if is stupid this question but i’m new on this so… From where did u get utserver?! I don’t get it so please help me!!