Transmission is a lightweight GTK+ BitTorrent client.

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) and later

Transmission is available from the Universe repository. Go to Add/Remove Programs -> Internet -> Transmission to install it.

Installation from source

Prepare installation

To install properly Transmission from source, you must, at first time, install some other packages. This packages contain source code of GTK and openssl. This package are required to build Transmission with GTK support and SSL support. Here the list of packages to install : libgtk2.0-dev, libssl-dev and build-essential. (See InstallingSoftware).

Get Source code

To install transmission you have to download the source code from this web site ( Pull it in any directory and extract it's content.

Get window icon

To get an icon for Transmission window, you have to edit the main.c file present in the source. Open this file with gedit or your favorite text editor and search for this line:

gtk_window_resize(GTK_WINDOW(wind), width, height);

Above this line, add this one :

gtk_window_set_icon_name(GTK_WINDOW(wind), "stock_internet");

Build from source

In a terminal, run the traditional ./configure, make, sudo make install.

Start transmission

You just have to execute transmission-gtk. Also, you could create a laucher on your desktop.


Installation from package

Download the package

Here the link Or from

Transmission (last edited 2008-06-27 10:15:16 by localhost)