How to install Vuze (Azureus) 4.0 on Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10

By Viktor Ustijanoski | 23 October 2008



The Vuze (Azureus) comes with new Easy User Interface and improvements like new subscription functionality, powerful meta search for private trackers and major improvements to the Vuze HD Network, to make it easier for finding videos that interest you.

This tutorial is updated. Installation works on Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10. The old tutorial is after new one.
For Ubuntu 8.10, download .deb package and open it for automatic install:
Ubuntu 8.10 32 bit – click here
Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit – click here

For Ubuntu 8.04, download .deb package and open it for automatic install:
Ubuntu 8.04 32 bit – click here
Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit – click here

Old tutorial works on all Ubuntu, and is step by step process:

  1. First you need installation of Java Runtime Environment. From the System/Administration menu, choose Synaptic Package Manager
  2. Then Edit/Search and on the search field enter JRE.
  3. On the right scroll menu, find “sun-java6-jre”, right click on it and choose Mark For Installation
  4. Click Apply on the main menu

After Java Runtime installation, download Vuze(Azureus). Unpack it to the desktop or in your Home folder.

  1. To add Vuze(Azureus) launcher to Application/Internet menu go to System/Preferences/Main Menu, then from left menu choose Internet and click new item!
  2. On the name filed enter Azureus or Vuze
  3. Then browse to the unpacked Vuze(Azureus)
  4. Select Azureus or Vuze script and click Open
  5. Click OK

The menu will be created and you can start Vuze(Azureus) from the main menu.

If you want Vuze(Azureus) panel launcher, go to the unpacked folder and drag and drop Azureus or Vuze script to the panel.
Enjoy with new Vuze(Azureus) 4.0 version.

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7 Responses to “How to install Vuze (Azureus) 4.0 on Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10”

  1. Anonymous says:

    To install Vuze 4.0.0.4 to Ubuntu Intrepid, I hat to change the ownership of /usr/share/vuze to username, using

    sudo chown yourusername:yourusername /usr/share/vuze

    Vuze wouldn’t update, it always said that “The folder /usr/share/vuze” is not writable.

    Cheers

  2. Anonymous says:

    To populate Applications->Internet with a Vuze item:
    System, Preferences, Main Menu, Internet (in left pane), New Item
    Name: Vuze
    Command: /opt/vuze/vuze (or wherever you put it)
    Comment: (whatever you like)

    To give this the Vuze icon:
    Edit ~/.local/share/applications/alacarte-made.desktop, changing the Icon= line:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Version=1.0
    Type=Application
    Terminal=false
    Icon[en_IN]=gnome-panel-launcher
    Name[en_IN]=Vuze
    Exec=/opt/vuze/vuze
    Name=Vuze
    Icon=/opt/vuze/vuze.png

    The first line is empty, that's how the file is created by Gnome; it may or may not be important.

    The icon change is not effective immediately. It is effective after ubuntu restart, probably after log off and on. To test the change: Preferences->Main Menu->Internet.

    To create a launcher on the desktop (with the Vuze icon):
    Applications->Internet and right click on Vuze then choose "Add this launcher to desktop".

    To create a MIME type association (so clicking on a .torrent file opens Vuze):
    Create ~/.mailcap:
    #############################
    #
    # MIME types and programs that process those types
    #
    # Users can add their own rules if they wish by creating a “.mailcap”
    # file in their home directory. Entries included there will take
    # precedence over /etc/mailcap
    #
    # The man page for update-mime(8) describes the fields
    #
    ############################

    application/x-bittorrent; /opt/vuze/vuze ‘%s’; description=”BitTorrent client”; test=test -n “$DISPLAY”

    I’m only guessing that Vuze is X-aware; if not the test= section is useless but doesn’t do any harm. If you want to make this MIME type association for all users, modify /etc/mailcap instead.

    To configure Firefox (3.0.3) to feed .torrent files to Vuze:
    Edit, Preferences, Applications
    Content type: Bit torrent seed file
    Use other
    Browse to /opt/vuze/vuze (wherever you put it)

    To start Vuze when starting a desktop session:
    System->Control Centre->(Personal) Sessions->Startup Programs->Add
    Name: Vuze
    Command: /opt/vuze/vuze (wherever you put it)
    Comment: Starts Vuze BitTorrent client

    If System->Control Centre is not available (it is not, by default) it can be configured by System->Preferences->Main Menu->System and selecting Control Centre.

  3. Anonymous says:

    ####################
    To install Vuze 4.0.0.4 to Ubuntu Intrepid, I hat to change the ownership of /usr/share/vuze to username, using

    sudo chown yourusername:yourusername /usr/share/vuze

    Vuze wouldn’t update, it always said that “The folder /usr/share/vuze” is not writable.

    Cheers
    #################

    This just gives:

    chown: missing operand after `mysername:mysername/usr/share/vuze’
    Try `chown –help’ for more information.

    What is the correct command to enter?

  4. Graham says:

    You’re missing a space between myusername:myusername and /usr/sharevuze

  5. Mandie Dietl says:

    Wow dude, I didn’t new that, appreciated.

  6. Anonymous2 says:

    System:
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS – the Lucid Lynx
    Vuze Linux v2.6.32-24-generic, i386
    I gather I was supposed to run the script instead but hee’s what I did:

    Using sudo: Unpacked archive and copied contents to /usr/share/doc/vuze
    Vuze V4.5.1.0/4 az3

    Error: The folder /usr/share/doc/vuze” is not writable.

    sudo chown yourusername:yourusername /usr/share/doc/vuze






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