Raspberry Pi – Install the BitTorrent Deluge client

After a series of tutorials on electronics, small return to the sources with the installation of Deluge, a BitTorrent client.


In previous articles we saw how to install the BitTorrent client transmission or rTorrent with its ruTorrent interface.

I've seen go in the Google results that led someone, search for flood and I stumbled on This site. So it is left to test and install this client that has existed for a good time !

  1. Great classic : the update of the system
    apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade
  2. Install Deluge. For this tutorial we will install the version service so no client with GTK and another X Server.
    apt - get install deluged deluge-web
  3. To configure the daemon is in the file /var/lib/deluge/core.conf It's happening. The most important thing is the location of the files. There are 4 :
    • move_completed_path : where to copy the completed files
    • torrentfiles_location : where to store the torrents
    • download_location : where to put the files being loaded
    • autoadd_location : where torrent files which should be added to trigger a download

    You can define what will be right for you. Ditto for the rest of the parameters.

  4. Then for the Web server, the configuration is done in the file /var/lib/deluge/Web.conf. You can set the port number to access the interface, If you want HTTPS with certificates, etc. The rest is done from the browser.
  5. You can now test the web interface with the following commands :
    In a first terminal, It is necessary to run the server deluged :

     deluged-d-c/var/lib/flood-l /var/log/deluged.log-L warning

    In a second terminal, the Web server :

    /usr/bin/deluge-web UI/var/lib/flood-l /var/log/deluge-web.log-L warning
  6. You can now access the Web interface via the IP and port (in the configuration of the point 4) :
    Deluge-1The default password is : flood. You will be prompted to change it to the first connection :
  7. You can now use flood as you want :

If you want to run the daemon and the Web server on each reboot of the Raspberry Pi, You can inspire you to this article.

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