How to install the Latest Deluge BitTorrent Client on Linux

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Deluge is a fully-featured cross-platform BitTorrent client which is written in Python3 with the GTK toolkit for graphical interface and depends on libtorrent-rasterbar for the BitTorrent protocols. 

It has been designed to be as simple as easy-to-use as possible. Its interface consists of a single pane of minimized windows containing an input box, a file list, a status bar, time, and a URL.

Common features of the deluge are as follows: GTK interface, Protocol Encryption, Global and per-torrent speed limits, Stream Torrent – sequential download, Proxy Support, UPnP, Web seeds Peer Exchange (PEX), Supports multiple plugins, etc.

In this article, you will see how to install the latest Deluge BitTorrent Client on Linux, and if you are interested in installing qBittorent, then follow the instructions to Install qBittorrent on Linux.”

Prerequisite

You just need to be a sudo user to install Deluge on your system, and the rest of the options we will manage. If you are not aware of how to be a sudo user, then make sure to read this article. How to add or create SUDO user in Linux.

Method to Install Deluge BitTorrent client on Linux

There are multiple ways to install the Deluge BitTorrent client on Linux, as follows:

I’ll perform both the steps to install Deluge on my Debian machine, and you can follow any step at your convenience.

Install Deluge BitTorenet client from flatpak

Many Linux enthusiastic users support the Flatpak package manager as an alternative to the Snap package manager, which is a controversial topic that we will discuss someday. If your system doesn’t have flatpak, then follow the instructions on How to Install and Use Flatpak on Ubuntu..

I do have flatpak on my Debian machine, so I’ll directly paste the below code into my terminal window to download the Deluge client:

$ flatpak install flathub org.deluge_torrent.deluge

Do copypaste the below command to run deluge from the terminal, or else you can search for “deluge” from the App Manager:

$ flatpak run org.deluge_torrent.deluge
Deluge install from Flatpak
Deluge installed from Flatpak version 2.0.5

Install Deluge Bittorrent client from the official repository

This step is pretty simple compared to the above one. You just need to pass a single line of command and Deluge will be available on your system, but the problem is that you will not get the latest version of Deluge.

At the time of writing this article, the Deluge version is 2.0.3.

$ sudo apt install deluge      

Once the deluge is downloaded, you can run it from the terminal by typing “deluge”. Alternatively, go to the App Manager and search for “deluge”.

Deluge version 2.0.3

Wrap up

That’s all to Install Deluge BitTorrent Client on Linux.

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