Install Transmission Bittorrent Client on Ubuntu 14.x – my favorite client for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. It is super light and works with all content automation software: Sonarr, SickRage, CouchPotato, Mylar and Headphones. I have found it to be very reliable and easy to set up. This was tested on Ubuntu 14.x.
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Install Transmission Bittorrent Client Ubuntu 14.x
Update packages and add the Transmission Ubuntu repository
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/transmissionbt/ppa/ubuntu trusty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/transmission-bt.list echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/transmissionbt/ppa/ubuntu trusty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/transmission-bt.list sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 365C5CA1 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install transmission-daemon -y
Stop the Transmission service
sudo service transmission-daemon stop
Add the Transmission user to your regular user’s group which should prevent permission issues as long as you download to hard drives that are owned by the user’s group
sudo usermod -aG username transmission-daemon
You may have a different transmission group, then run this command
sudo usermod -aG username debian-transmission
Also add your user to the transmission group
sudo usermod -aG debian-transmission username
Give the settings file write and execute permissions
sudo chmod 775 /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json
Open up the configuration file for editing
sudo nano /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json
Change the following values.
rpc-whitelist allows IP addresses to access the Web interface it has been set to all here. You can also change it to your local home network like
192.168.*.* if you want it to be more secure. However, if you want to be able to access transmission outside your local network then it should be
*.*.*.* which represents all IPs.
May as well disable the whitelist if you are allowing all IPs
Change the remote access username and password to your liking
"rpc-password": "password", "rpc-username": "username",
Change the download directory to where you want to store your torrent downloads
Set the number of active downloads
Set the number of torrents to actively seed
Set umask to 002 to avoid permission issues, these are equal to 775
Ctrl+X, Y and enter to save and restart Transmission
sudo service transmission-daemon restart
Access the Transmission torrent client at http://ip.address:9091 with the username and password you set.
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