Rtorrent is a text-based ncurses BitTorrent client written in C++ based on the LibTorrent libraries for Unix. Rtorrent is very minimal and takes very few system resources. 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 distributions. Rutorrent is a third-party Web GUI for Rtorrent used widely by headless servers that seed Linux distributions. Rutorrent makes it easier to use Rtorrent and gives it a front-end GUI to operate. We will install Rutorrent using a simple ‘bash’ script from Kerwood. The ‘bash’ script will download the 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.
Downloading the latest version of the shell file.
Make the file executable.
chmod +x rtorrent.auto.install-NEWEST-VERSIONCode language: CSS (css)
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 your username and password for Rutorrent Web GUI, It will 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.
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