How to Install Vuze 5.1.0 in Ubuntu 13.10 & Linux Mint 16

Last updated: October 15, 2013

Vuze 5.1 ubuntu 13.10

As you may know, BitTorrent protocol client that offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options, and instant access to numerous pieces of information about your torrents. It includes an embedded tracker that is easily set up and ready to use.

Vuze in Ubuntu’s default repository is old. Here’s how to install the latest v5.1.0 in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy or Linux Mint 16 Petra using getdeb repository.

Enable GetDeb repository

For Ubuntu 13.10, press Ctrl+ALt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:


sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

For Linux Mint, there’s an option under ‘Software Sources -> Additional repositories’ allows to enable the Getdeb.

Install Vuze:

After enabled the Getdeb, you can install Vuze from Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates. Or run below commands instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install vuze
vuze 5.1 on Ubuntu 13.10

vuze 5.1 on Ubuntu 13.10


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One response to How to Install Vuze 5.1.0 in Ubuntu 13.10 & Linux Mint 16

  1. When following thses directions exactly I got this error message on the first command:

    –2013-11-25 22:49:24–

    Resolving (… failed: Name or service not known.
    wget: unable to resolve host address ‘’

    Resolved by copy/pasting url into browser and downloading .deb file, then typing commands in terminal after download was complete. This worked. Thank you!