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Transmission 2.82 Released: Installation and Upgrade

Transmission bittorrent is one of the most commonly used bittorrent softwares on Linux and Mac platforms for a long time. Compared to qBittorrent and Deluge, configuration of Transmission can be quite tricky but once done you have a very stable bittorrent client. This post introduces the recently released Transmission 2.82 update.

Transmission 2.82

What’s New in Transmission 2.82

Transmission 2.82 brings several bugfixes and performance improvements. Listed below are the changes in this version:

All Platforms

  • Fix webseed crash
  • Fix crash when adding UDP trackers whose host’s canonical name couldn’t be found
  • Fix crash when sending handshakes to some peers immediately after adding a magnet link
  • Fix crash when parsing incoming encrypted handshakes when the user is removing the related torrent
  • Add safeguard to prevent zombie processes after running a script when a torrent finishes downloading
  • Fix “bad file descriptor” error
  • Queued torrents no longer show up as paused after exiting & restarting
  • Fix 2.81 compilation error on OpenBSD
  • Don’t misidentify Tixati as BitTornado?

Mac Client

  • Fix bug that had slow download speeds until editing preferences

GTK+ Client

  • Fix crash that occurred in some cases after using Torrent > Set Location
  • Fix crash where on_app_exit() got called twice in a row
  • Fix 2.81 compilation error on older versions of glib
  • Can now open folders that have a ‘#’ in their names
  • Silence gobject warning when updating a blocklist from URL

Qt Client

  • Qt 5 support

Web Client

  • Fix syntax error in index.html’s meta name=”viewport”
  • Fix file uploading issue in Internet Explorer 11

Release announcement is available here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation and Configuration

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Upgrade Instructions

If you have not added the PPA repository yet, then add it first using the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

Then update your packages cache and upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Go ahead upgrade to Transmission 2.82 and experience the new fixes and improvements.

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Anand

Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, a part-time blogger, and a Food Scientist by career. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, XBMC, and related HOW-TOs (read more).

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