How to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu. The Frostwire is an open-source Torrent Client application and a great BitTorrent alternative application used to download content such as the internet, software, music, and more. This is a great application compared to other Torrent Client apps and comes with more features.

Features of Frostwire BitTorrent Client App:

  • Frostwire BitTorrent Client App is a cross-platform application that uses large operating systems e.g. Comes for Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS.
  • It is also available for mobile operating systems ie Android.
  • You can preview/play the file while downloading any music and video files. This feature is not available in any other Torrent Client app.
  • Find the content you want to download directly in the Frostwire BitTorrent Client App.
  • Use the Frostwire in-build media library to create playlists for playing music.
How to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu

How to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu

Follow the below steps to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu:

Before we start the installation let’s update the packages and repositories of Ubuntu. You can do so using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/telegram/ubuntu disco InRelease
Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security InRelease 
Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu disco InRelease 
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco InRelease 
Ign:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu disco InRelease 
Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates InRelease 
Hit:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-backports InRelease

Now we have to download the Frostwire BitTorrent Client App from the official website. Use the below command to download the same.

[email protected]:~$ wget http://dl.frostwire.com/frostwire/6.6.1/frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb
--2019-08-06 07:29:47-- http://dl.frostwire.com/frostwire/6.6.1/frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb
Resolving dl.frostwire.com (dl.frostwire.com)... 54.146.42.180, 50.16.13.109, 54.176.232.253
Connecting to dl.frostwire.com (dl.frostwire.com)|54.146.42.180|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 6647984 (6.3M) [application/vnd.debian.binary-package]
Saving to: ‘frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb’

frostwire-6.6.1.all 100%[===================>] 6.34M 1.21MB/s in 7.7s

2019-08-06 07:29:55 (840 KB/s) - ‘frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb’ saved [6647984/6647984]

As you can see below I have already downloaded the Frostwire BitTorrent Client App .deb package. Refer to the output below.

[email protected]:~$ ls -l frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 6647984 Dec 5 2017 frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb

Now we are ready to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -i frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb
Selecting previously unselected package frostwire.
(Reading database ... 208038 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb ...
Unpacking frostwire (6.6.1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of frostwire:
frostwire depends on openjdk-8-jre; however:
Package openjdk-8-jre is not installed.
frostwire depends on mplayer; however:
Package mplayer is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package frostwire (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.5-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.32.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-4ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
frostwire

As you can see above the Frostwire BitTorrent Client App is asking for some dependencies to complete the installation process. Hence use the below command to install all required dependencies.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libatomic1:i386 libbsd0:i386 libdrm-amdgpu1:i386 libdrm-intel1:i386
libdrm-nouveau2:i386 libdrm-radeon1:i386 libdrm2:i386 libedit2:i386
va-driver-all vdpau-driver-all
0 upgraded, 66 newly installed, 0 to remove and 19 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 53.4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 233 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco/main amd64 ca-certificates-java all 20190405ubuntu1 [12.2 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco/main amd64 java-common all 0.71 [6,752 B]
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates/universe amd64 openjdk-8-jre-headless amd64 8u222-b10-1ubuntu1~19.04.1 [27.2 MB]
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco/main amd64 libgtk2.0-common all 2.24.32-3ubuntu1 [125 kB]
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco/main amd64 libgtk2.0-0 amd64 2.24.32-3ubuntu1 [1,777 kB]

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Frostwire BitTorrent Client App. To confirm the same reference to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l frostwire
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-===================================
ii frostwire 6.6.1 all Open source file downloader and Bit
lines 1-6/6 (END)

Also Read – How To Install Deluge BitTorrent Client In Ubuntu 18.04

Now to open the Frostwire BitTorrent Client App just type the command frostwire on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

[email protected]:~$ frostwire

You will see the next screen in front of you when the app is opened for the first time. Click Next to continue.

How to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu 19.04

Frostwire BitTorrent Client App

Now set the installation path for Frostwire BitTorrent alternative or use the default path and click on Next.

How to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu 19.04

Installation Path

Click on Next to continue the configuration. Click on Finish to complete the Frostwire app configuration. See Frostwire torrent client application snap below.

How to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu 19.04

Frostwire BitTorrent Client App

You can also open the Frostwire BitTorrent Client App graphically using the Search your computer box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu 19.04

Frostwire BitTorrent Client App

Also Read – How to install Ktorrent BitTorrent Client in Ubuntu

How To Uninstall Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu?

For any reason, if you don’t like Frostwire BitTorrent Client App and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following commands.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r frostwire
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
(Reading database ... 208883 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing frostwire (6.6.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.32.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-4ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.5-2) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Frostwire BitTorrent Client App in Ubuntu. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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