Deluge BitTorrent Client On Ubuntu


Deluge is a bit torrent client which uses a client-server like architecture. The cool thing is you can have the server locally (like this install) or remote and just use the client to manage the queue.


Add the Deluge repository. This will have newer versions than in Ubuntu’s repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa

Update the software list on the system:
sudo apt-get update

Install Deluge and the web front end
sudo apt-get install deluged deluge-webui deluge


Create a start up script for the server side in /etc/init/deluge.conf

start on (filesystem and networking) or runlevel [2345]
stop on runlevel [016]

env uid=USER
env gid=GROUP
env umask=022

exec start-stop-daemon -S -c $uid:$gid -k $umask -x /usr/bin/deluged — -d

Add a startup script for the web client in /etc/init/deluge-web.conf

start on started deluge
stop on stopping deluge

env uid=USER
env gid=GROUP
env umask=027

exec start-stop-daemon -S -c $uid:$gid -k $umask -x /usr/bin/deluge-web

Deluge Client

Start the Deluge client and make sure it is not in classic mode (application mode). go to Preferences > Interface > Classic Mode and untick Enable. It will ask you to quit if it was running under classic mode.

Give it some time to start back up in client server before trying launching Deluge and connecting to the server.


Deluge is a flexible torrent client.

Install deluge web interface on Ubuntu

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