How to Install Transmission 2.91 BitTorrent Client Released on Linux

Transmission 2.91 BitTorrent Client recently released, is an open-source, cross-platform BitTorrent client application with low memory footprint. It comes in both GUI, CLI and daemon form. All its features are very simple, intuitive interface on top of an efficient, cross-platform back-end.


Key Features

  • Uses fewer resources than other clients
  • Native Mac, GTK+ and Qt GUI clients
  • Daemon ideal for servers, embedded systems, and headless use
  • All these can be remote controlled by Web and Terminal clients
  • Local Peer Discovery
  • Full encryption, DHT, µTP, PEX and Magnet Link support

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Transmission 2.91 changelog

All Platforms

  • Fix Makefile.am to include Windows patches into source archive
  • Fix miniupnpc script to handle spaces and other special chars in paths

Mac Client

  • Prevent crash during group rules removal in some cases
  • Fix failure to remove seeding completion notifications from notification center
  • Show main window and scroll to torrent on notification click
  • Fix issue on Yosemite where peers view didn’t occupy all the available space when web seed view was hidden

Qt Client

  • Fix existing running instance detection and torrents delegation when using DBus


  • Fix building on Windows x86
  • Add –blocklist-update argument description to transmission-remote man page
  • Use -rad as short form of –remove-and-delete option in transmission-remote

How to install Transmission 2.91 BitTorrent Client on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install transmission

How to uninstall Transmission BitTorrent Client from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove transmission

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