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
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 (http://www.transmissionbt.com/). 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 :
Build from source
In a terminal, run the traditional ./configure, make, sudo make install.
You just have to execute transmission-gtk. Also, you could create a laucher on your desktop.
Installation from package