Torrent clients on Linux just don’t seem to stack up to uTorrent. I’ve tried all of them and deluge seems to be the most configurable and feature rich that I’ve found. Yes I’ve tried transmission, ktorrent, rtorrent and several others I don’t care to recall. My primary computer at home is a Linux Mint Helena 64-bit, which is basically just Karmic all gussied up. Here’s how I installed the latest and greatest version of deluge (1.2.3). Some of the trackers I use have banned the use of deluge releases prior to 1.2.1. Deluge 1.1.9 is what is in Karmic’s repo’s by default so this was a problem. I gleaned these instructions from https://launchpad.net/~deluge-team/+archive/ppa. Commands are in italics.
Pretty simple really, just open a terminal and type in:
$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa
adds the deluge ppa to your systems software sources
$sudo apt-get update
checks the repo’s for the latest versions of the software
$sudo apt-get install deluge
installs the latest deluge on to your computer (1.2.3 as of this post).
That’s it! Happy Sharing!