How to Install Vuze Bittorrent Client 5.1 in Ubuntu

Last updated: August 16, 2013

Vuze Bittorrent ClientThe Vuze Bittorrent Client 5.1 has been released. Here I’ll show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and create a launcher for Unity.

Vuze 5.1 includes a number of updates to the client, providing an improved user interface (UI) with enhanced usability and efficiency, improved performance and some critical bug fixes (for example elimination of some deadlock conditions). Read the official release note.

Install Vuze in Ubuntu Linux

1.) Vuze depends on Java, so first install OpenJDK from Ubuntu Software Center, or install Oracle Java via PPA

2.) Download Vuze 5.1 from the official website. Below is the link:

3.) Open file browser, extract the downloaded package. Then move the result folder to /opt/. You’ll need to press Alt+F2 and type in gksudo nautilus to open file browser with root privilege.

Move Vuze to Opt

4.) Now you can launch Vuze via below command (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

sudo /opt/vuze/azureus

Create Launcher for Vuze

Install the required package by running below command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel --no-install-recommends

Now run command to bring up Create Launcher dialog.

sudo gnome-desktop-item-edit /usr/share/applications/ --create-new

Type in:

name: Vuze
command: gksudo /opt/vuze/azureus
choose icon from /opt/vuze/ folder

Create Vuze Launcher

Now you’re able to launch Vuze from Unity Dash. Enjoy!


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