Rtorrent is a text-based ncurses BitTorrent client written in C++ based on the LibTorrent libraries for Unix, Rtorrent is very minimal, takes very less system resource. On high-bandwidth connections, It claims to be able to seed at three times the speed of the official BitTorrent client. Rtorrent is a package available for various Linux distribution. Rutorrent is a third party Web GUI for Rtorrent that is used widely by headless server that seed Linux distributions, Rutorrent makes it easier to use Rtorrent and gives it a front-end GUI to operate. We will be installing Rutorrent using a simple ‘bash’ script created by Kerwood. The ‘bash’ script will download dependencies required to compile and install Rtorrent and LibTorrent.
Dependencies the bash file will install
- automake libtool
Installing wget if you don’t have it already installed.
sudo apt-get install wget
Downloading the latest version of the shell file.
Make the file executable.
chmod +x rtorrent.auto.install-NEWEST-VERSION
Run the script
Once the bash script compiles and installs Rutorrent it would ask you to set a username and password for the Rutorrent Web GUI. After you have chosen you username and password for Rutorrent Web GUI, It would ask you to choose plugins from a list of plugins
- Now Apache2 would restart.
You can access Rutorrent by visiting this link.
Now you have Rutorrent installed on your Debian system.