How to install Vuze 4.3 and newer on Unubtu 9.10

By Viktor Ustijanoski | 02 December 2009



This is manual install and is very easy to do for all users. It will works for all Vuze versions.

  • First you need to install JRE (Java Runtime Environment). Open terminal and paste this line:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

  • After JRE installation, download Vuze from Official Site or click here.
  • Unpack it to the desktop.
  • Go to your home folder and create new folder “.azureus” with dot in front.
  • From nautilus View menu, choose “show hidden files”.
  • Copy All files from Vuze folder on your desktop into newly created “.azureus” folder.
  • You are almost ready. Now you need to add a program launcher to Applications menu. Go to System/Preferences/Main Menu. Then Choose Internet and click “New Item”. On the Create Launcher window choose Browse. Then on new Choose an Application.. window right click to choose Show Hidden Files.
  • Next, Go to your Home folder/.azureus and click on “vuze”. To add the vuze Icon just drag and drop vuze.png as on the next picture. Click Ok and that’s it :)


You are now ready. Go to Applications/Internet/Vuze to start your new installed application.

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5 Responses to “How to install Vuze 4.3 and newer on Unubtu 9.10”

  1. KurlyQue says:

    Thank you. This is the first site I found that made it actually easy to do. All the other how-tos assumed that the file would be downloaded to the home directory by default and since im using Jolicloud it doesn't work that way. Im so happy.

  2. wanderer says:

    Thank you very much for the guidance. It has indeed helped.

  3. Concurrence, I do like me a good tutorial, and he's right.

    I myself am familiar with Linux, but Jolicloud is arranged somewhat different.

    I'm setting it up too, was actually looking to see if you had posted a deb

  4. Claude Jobin says:

    Ubuntu 9.10 says I don’t have the permission to create a new folder in the home folder. Where do I go from there?

    • You must have permission to create folder. Press Alt+F2 and enter in the box: “gksudo nautilus” + press Enter. Write your password and go to your Home/Your name to open the Vuze folder. If you don’t have the administrator password, you must ask your system administrator for permission.

      Viktor Ustijanoski
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