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Installing Deluge From Source

  1. Download Source
    1. Dependencies
    2. Debian/Ubuntu? Dependencies
    3. Windows Dependencies
  2. Building and Installing
    1. Developer Install
  3. Removing From System

Download Source

You can either get the source from a tarball on our ftp or from our GitRepo.


Deluge has a number of dependencies that are required for it to run properly. Most of them are runtime only deps, but a few are required for successfully building Deluge.

Along with the following packages, you will also need to install the appropriate build tools provided by your OS.

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Debian/Ubuntu? Dependencies

Apt-get line to install all above dependencies:

sudo apt-get install python python-twisted python-twisted-web python-openssl python-simplejson python-setuptools intltool python-xdg python-chardet geoip-database python-libtorrent python-notify python-pygame python-glade2 librsvg2-common xdg-utils python-mako 

Windows Dependencies

Make sure all Python dependencies are py2.6 and win32 (32-bit) versions.

The following packages do not have Windows installers, instead install them using python easy_install, see command below:

After Python and Setuptools are installed, open a console and run:

 C:\Python26\Scripts\easy_install.exe zope.interface chardet mako pyxdg

Building and Installing

The first step you should do is make sure you have a clean build environment.

python clean -a

Now the build:

python build

And finally, install the package to your system:

sudo python install

Note: For Windows users omit sudo command

For Linux Desktop systems an extra step is required due to an installer bug not copying data files, such as deluge.desktop:

sudo python install_data

Developer Install

Installing Deluge with develop mode creates binaries that link back to the source code so changes will be reflected immediately thus no need to repeatedly install.

python develop

If you wish to use a specific development directory, the following will create a Deluge install in ~/delugeDev:

export PYTHONPATH=${HOME}/delugeDev
python develop --install-dir ~/delugeDev

Another alternative for a separate Deluge development environment is to use python virtualenv

Removing From System

In the unlikely event you want to remove a copy of Deluge installed by the previous method, you will have to manually delete the Deluge related files on your system. For the most part you can simply delete deluge related files in your site-packages folder.


sudo rm -r /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/deluge*

There will still be some files located in /usr/share that you can hunt down and delete if you wish to.