Revision of Howto install Wine,µTorrent,Native Tray Icon in Debian from Wed, 09/26/2007 - 22:45

<!--adsense-->This HOWTO will describe how to install uTorrent on your Debian Linux desktop using wine and how to get a more suitable tray icon using alltray.
Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix.

µTorrent is a lightweight and efficient BitTorrent client for Windows with many features.

First of all we need to add a new repo for this you need to edit the sources.list file

#vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Add this to the end of the file, save and quit:

deb ./
deb-src ./

Update the source list using the following command

# apt-get update

Now we will install Wine and Alltray

# apt-get install alltray wine

Download latest µTorrent from here

create a dir using the following command

#mkdir utorrent

go in to the utorrent directory

#cd utorrent


Get icon using the following command


Now we will create a menu entry for uTorrent, so su to root again:

# vi /usr/share/applications/utorrent.desktop

You should now have an empty file, copy and paste this (and replace “USERNAME” with your actual username:

[Desktop Entry]
GenericName=BitTorrent Client
Exec=alltray --icon /home/”USERNAME”/.utorrent/utorrenteh8.png wine /home/”USERNAME”/utorrent/utorrent.exe

Save the file and exit.

You need to provide the Exe path according to where you want to keep utorrent .exe file

To refresh gnome-panel, issue this command

killall gnome-panel

µTorrent should now be found in the “Applications—>Internet” menu.


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