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Transmission BitTorrent

Transmission, Ubuntu’s default BitTorrent Client, released new major 3.00 version a days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

Transmission 3.00 features:

  • Allow RPC server to listen on IPv6.
  • Limit incorrect authentication attempts to prevent brute-force attacks.
  • Add Peer ID for Xfplay, PicoTorrent, Free Download Manager, Folx, Baidu Netdisk torrent clients
  • Make transmission slightly faster by adding TCP_FASTOPEN support
  • Add support for mbedtls and wolfssl, LibreSSL
  • Add queue up/down hotkeys
  • Improve Qt UI look on hi-dpi displays
  • And much more other changes.

How to Install Transmission 3.00 in Ubuntu:

The official Transmission PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

packages for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 are broken at the moment of writing, check the PPA link before getting started.

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from your system application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

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

2. Then launch Software Updater (update manager) and upgrade the torrent client:

How to Restore:

For any reason, you can restore the BitTorrent client to the stock version by running command in terminal:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

Transmission BitTorrent

Transmission, the default BitTorrent client, reached the 2.94 release a few days ago. Now you can install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04 easily via PPA.

Transmission 2.94 is a bug-fix release with following changes:

  • Fix building against LibreSSL
  • Fix building against mbedTLS
  • Fix torrents ETA calculation
  • Fix cross-compilation issues caused by miniupnpc configuration test
  • Fix bad downloaded percentage in DetailsDialog for Qt client
  • Fix tracker error XSS in inspector for web client
  • Fix torrent name HTML-escaping in trackers inspector tab for web client.

How to Upgrade Transmission in Ubuntu:

Transmission has a stable PPA that so far maintains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then launch Software Updater (update manager) and install updates for Transmission to upgrade the software:

How to Restore:

To restore to the default transmission installed by default, run command to purge the PPA as well as downgrade the software:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

Transmission BitTorrent

Transmission, the default BitTorrent client of Ubuntu, has reached the 2.90 release. Now it’s available in PPA for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and their derivatives.

Transmission 2.90 brings miniupnpc API v14, CyaSSL/WolfSSL and PolarSSL cryptographic backends support, various bug fixes and performance improvements to GTK & Qt clients. Read the changelog for details.

Transmission 2.90

Transmission 2.90

How to Install Transmission 2.90 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and derivatives, follow the steps below to install or upgrade the GTK and/or CLI version:

1. Add Transmission PPA.

Launch terminal from App Launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below command and hit run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

Transmission PPA

Type in your password (no visual feedback when typing) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. Launch Software & Updater and you’ll see the 2.90 release of Transmission available in update list after checking for updates.

Upgrade Transmission

3. (Optional) For any reason you want to revert the changes and downgrade to the stock version of transmission available in your Ubuntu release, purge the PPA via ppa-purge:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

That’s it. Enjoy!

install transmission ubuntu

Transmission, the default bittorrent client comes with Ubuntu installation, gets a new release with various bug fixes, libraries updates and some new features.

Changes in Transmission 2.83:

All Platforms

  • Licensing change: the GNU GPLv2 code can now be used under GNU GPL v2 or v3
  • Fix network hanging issues that could occur when both UTP and DHT were enabled
  • Fix 2.82 file descriptor leak when importing a blocklist
  • Disallow torrents that contain “/../” in the path
  • Fix 2.82 bug that didn’t retain peers between sessions
  • Fix potential dangling memory error in UDP tracker DNS lookups
  • Remember a torrent’s “queued” state between Transmission sessions
  • Updated third party libraries: DHT updated to v0.22; miniupnpc updated to v1.9
  • Autoconf script fixes: better detection of ccache, minupnpc
  • Fix the X-Transmission-Session-Id header to be valid with the SPDY protocol
  • Fix thread safety bugs in the tr_list datatype
  • When determining free disk space on NetBSD>=6, support its Quota feature
  • Windows portability improvements

GTK+ Client

  • Fix threading issue on shutdown

Qt Client

  • Fix toggle-downloading-by-pressing-spacebar in the file list
  • Fix “Open URL” crash from dangling pointer
  • Support launching downloaded files from inside Transmission
  • On Windows, use native Windows icons
  • Improved network status info and tooltip in the status bar
  • Fix “Open Torrent” dialog crash in Qt 5.2

Daemon

  • On systemd systems, fix config reloading via ‘systemctl reload’
  • Use libevent’s event loop
  • Fix discrepancy in curl SSL setup between tr-daemon and tr-remote
  • Fix broken OS X build

Install / Upgrade

The update is not available in Ubuntu’s default repositories at the moment. Can’t wait? you can install it from a third-party PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install transmission transmission-qt

If you don’t want to keep the PPA, remove it after the app installed:

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:ricotz/unstable