How to Install Deluge (bit-torrent client) in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04?

Although Ubuntu Linux 11.04 and other latter versions do come with a bit-torrent client of their own which is called "Transmission" which actually is pretty good in my humble opinion.

But after getting familiar with "torrents" and if you're looking for something that lets you configure a lot more + with a lot of built in features, etc than the Transmission... then Deluge is a pretty darn amazing application!.

Deluge is a cross-platform bit-torrent client that can be used in GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. The GNU/Linux version comes with a features-rich GUI (written in GTK tookit) and uses Python as the programming language, it seems.

Main features...

*. It has a GUI that's very familiar with many other clients thus you'd feel at ease almost immediately.

*. A lower "status" section that shows: uploading/downloading speed, Seeds and Peers, availability, enable/disable downloading selected files within the main torrent file, etc.

*. System Tray support (you know, minimize to tray, etc).

*. Change upload/download speed, pause, stop, resume torrents.

*. Port forwarding facility (a must have if you want to achieve the best possible speeds if you use a router).

*. Enable protocol encryption.

*. Change other various things such as - maximum connections, upload slots, maximum opened connections, etc.

*. Manually edit/add trackers (another thing that can speed things up a bit :D).

*. Excellent plug-ins support: It comes with a decent amount of built in plug-ins that lets you expand a lot of its features (notifications, IP blacklists add-on, etc).

*. Change cache, proxy settings, add files to queue... are just a few to mention.

You can install Deluge in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by using their official PPA channel. For that, as usual, open your Terminal window and enter the below commands.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install deluge
All right, that should do it... but don't do anything "bad" with it ;-) (kidding).


Elendar said...

I think the major feature of Transmission is the CLI interface, does this soft has one?

Gayan said...


Interesting point :).

The short answer is yes but you'll have to install it separately. If interested, use the below command.

sudo apt-get install deluge-console

good luck.

Gayan said...

Oh I almost forgot, you can run it by using the below command

deluge -u console

for command-line options please refer to the below link

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