How to install Tribler bittorrent client in Ubuntu – a best torrent software for Linux

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Tribler BitTorrent client in Ubuntu. Tribler is an open-source best torrent software used to download content and data like videos, audios from the internet. It’s a nice alternative to the BitTorrent client and one of the most popular torrent download client applications. Tribler was developed by the research team of Delft University of Technology on the year 2009 using C++ and Python programming languages and released under GNU GPLv2 license.

Now let’s have a look at the features of the Tribler BitTorrent client :

  • It’s a cross-platform application available for major operating system’s i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS.
  • Tribler’s best torrent software is also available for android.
  • Available for both 32 Bit and 64 Bit operating systems.
  • Search for the content you want to download using the Search box on the Tribler BitTorrent client application itself.
  • Configure proxy settings in Tribler to use the application on a proxy-based internet environment.
  • You can configure the maximum connections you want to allow. Here value “0” is for unlimited connections.
  • The best part of Tribler’s best torrent software is you can configure the bandwidth speed. Set your upload and download speed as per your need and requirement.
  • Tribler comes with a build video player.

For more information and features of the Tribler BitTorrent client, you can visit the official website.

How to install Tribler bittorrent client in Ubuntu - a best torrent software for Linux

How to install Tribler BitTorrent client in Ubuntu – the best torrent software for Linux

Follow the below steps to install Tribler BitTorrent client in Ubuntu  – the best torrent software for Linux

Before starting the installation of the Tribler BitTorrent client let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories                                                                               
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                                                                 
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]        
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Fetched 306 kB in 2s (103 kB/s)   
Reading package lists... Done

After updating the packages & repositories now we have to download the Tribler best torrent software package from its official website. So to download the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ wget https://github.com/Tribler/tribler/releases/download/v7.0.0/tribler_7.0.0_all.deb
--2018-02-04 08:29:01--  https://github.com/Tribler/tribler/releases/download/v7.0.0/tribler_7.0.0_all.deb
Resolving github.com (github.com)... 192.30.255.113, 192.30.255.112
Connecting to github.com (github.com)|192.30.255.113|:443... connected.
.
.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10254938 (9.8M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘tribler_7.0.0_all.deb’

tribler_7.0.0_all.deb                      100%[=====================================================================================>]   9.78M   613KB/s    in 22s     

2018-02-04 08:29:27 (448 KB/s) - ‘tribler_7.0.0_all.deb’ saved [10254938/10254938]

As you can see below I have already downloaded the Tribler BitTorrent client .deb package. Refer to the output below.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ ls -l tribler_7.0.0_all.deb   # Downloaded Package
-rw-rw-r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 10254938 Jan 25 04:25 tribler_7.0.0_all.deb

Now we are ready to install the Tribler best torrent software package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i tribler_7.0.0_all.deb   # Install the Package
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
Selecting previously unselected package tribler.
(Reading database ... 174286 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack tribler_7.0.0_all.deb ...
Unpacking tribler (7.0.0) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of tribler:
 tribler depends on ffmpeg | libav-tools; however:
  Package ffmpeg is not installed.
  Package libav-tools is not installed.
.
.
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 tribler

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As you can see above the Tribler BitTorrent client is asking for some dependencies during installation. So install required dependencies using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install -f   # Install Required Dependencies
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:
  libappindicator1 libindicator7 libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0 libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 libwebkitgtk-3.0-common libzip4
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  blt cpp-5 ffmpeg fonts-lyx g++-5 gcc-5 gcc-5-base i965-va-driver javascript-common liba52-0.7.4 libaacs0 libasan2 libass5 libatomic1 libavcodec-ffmpeg56
.
.
22 upgraded, 167 newly installed, 0 to remove and 440 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 112 MB of archives.
After this operation, 358 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y  ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Tribler best torrent software package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l tribler   # Confirm the installed Package
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  tribler                              7.0.0                   all                     Python based Bittorrent/Internet TV application

Now to open the application just type the command tribler on the shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ tribler   # Open the Application

You can also open the Tribler BitTorrent client application graphically using the Search your computer box.

How To Uninstall Tribler BitTorrent client On Ubuntu?

If you want to remove the Tribler BitTorrent client from your system, enter the following command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r tribler   # Uninstall the Package
(Reading database ... 181811 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing tribler (7.0.0) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Tribler BitTorrent client in Ubuntu – the best torrent software for Linux. 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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