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Added part for debian testing

Debian Wheezy

Deluge Launchpad PPA

One of the simplest methods to getting the latest Deluge version is from the Deluge Launchpad PPA. Ubuntu Precise release repo will be used as this is based upon Debian Wheezy.

Add the deluge-team PPA:

add-apt-repository 'deb precise main'

Refresh apt:

apt-get update

Install Deluge:

apt-get install -t precise deluge-common deluged deluge-web deluge-console

To also upgrade libtorrent to 0.15:

apt-get install -t precise libtorrent-rasterbar6 python-libtorrent

Debian Jessie (testing) with systemd

(Note for admins: I'm sorry I can't create a new page, so I'm attaching it here, please move to where ever it's ok. And I'm a beginner, so maybe I do something that's not considered good practice or completely wrong..)

This describes the install of deluged for a headless server with webui running Debian Jessie using the default package version of deluge (this means you won't get an up to date version, but it'll be updated automatically with your system)


To get the binaries, simply do:

apt-get update
apt-get install deluged deluge-web

(Don't use the deluge-webui package anymore)

Create a new user to run deluged:

adduser --disabled-password --system --home /opt/deluge --gecos "Deluge server" --group deluge

Get rid of the old init files (we'll use systemd) if they exist

mkdir -p /opt/deluge/bkup/etc/init.d
mkdir -p /opt/deluge/bkup/etc/default
mv /etc/init.d/deluged /opt/deluge/bkup/etc/init.d
mv /etc/default/deluged /opt/deluge/bkup/etc/default

(there might be a restart required to get rid of the old setting from /etc/default/deluged that prevents the service to stat up)

Create new systemd service files similar as described [UserGuide/InitScript/systemd here] (but slightly modified; save them in /etc/systemd/system):

nano /etc/systemd/system/deluged.service

Description=Deluge Bittorrent Client Daemon

ExecStart=/usr/bin/deluged -d -c /opt/deluge -L error -l /var/log/deluge/deluged.log


nano /etc/systemd/system/deluge-web.service

Description=Deluge Bittorrent Client Web Interface deluged.service

ExecStart=/usr/bin/deluge-web -c /opt/deluge -L error -l /var/log/deluge/deluged.log


Touch the log files:

mkdir /var/log/deluge
touch /var/log/deluge/deluged.log /var/log/deluge/deluge-web.log 
chown -R deluge:deluge /var/log/deluge*

Now test the install and create an initial config folder:

systemctl start deluged
systemctl status deluged

The status should return something along active (running) in green. There should be several config files and folders in /opt/deluge. Stop it again: systemctl stop deluged


This part basically sums up [UserGuide/ThinClient], [UserGuide/InitScript] and [UserGuide/Authentication].

Create users with authentication levels (for the GUI applications, NOT for the web frontend):

echo "AdminAlice:password:10" >> /opt/deluge/auth
echo "UserBob:password:5" >> /opt/deluge/auth
echo "WatchingOnlyCarol:password:1" >> /opt/deluge/deluge/auth

If you are not connecting over ssh, then you should enable remote access. To do so change the according entry (allow_remote) in the config file: nano /opt/deluge/.config/deluge/core.conf

Here you can also change ports, incoming files directories and so on if you desire. You could also connect with the web interface or the gui and do the changes there.

Enable the service

Enable the services to start up on boot:

systemctl enable deluged
systemctl enable deluge-web

Check if it's running with:

systemctl status deluged
systemctl status deluge-web

and of course with your webbrower: http://server:8112 for the web interface and / or with your local deluge install (after disabling classic mode under Preferences > Interface), add your server ip, port (default 58846), username and password.

IMPORTANT: change the password of the web interface (default: deluge)

If it doesn't work check with systemctl status ... and double check your access rights.


If you do a system update apt-get upgrade and there's a new version around, it could be that the default init files are regenerated.