Install FrostWire 6.1.9 (Torrent Client) on Linux

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client (formerly a Gnutella client) as a fork of LimeWire. Later in version 5 they entirely dropped support for Gnutella network and over time developers added more features and added support for BitTorrent protocol. Now, FrostWire became a BitTorrent only client. Easily search and download files directly from the BitTorrent Network, YouTube, SoundCloud and other sources through FrostWire’s built-in media library to access and play your downloads.

FrostWire connects to many different torrent search engines as well as YouTube, SoundCloud, and Archive.org to find millions of public domain, creative commons and free downloadable files – and unlike other BitTorrent clients – presents the results within the app itself not in a web browser. FrostWire team announced the latest version of FrostWire 6.1.9 on December 22, 2015 with Fixes YouTube issues and more.

Also you can enjoy by reading the alternate Bittorrent client installation steps with screenshots in Linux.

What’s New in FrostWire 6.1.9

  • Fixes Youtube search issues.
  • New jlibtorrent 1.1.0.15
  • Shared maglnk url shortening not done with Bit.ly anymore.
  • Library now remembers your last media type selection for the next session.
  • Fixes event handling bug on “Create New Playlist” dialog for MacOSX.
  • New FrostWireInputDialog.
  • Release notes

1) FrostWire Installation Debian/Ubuntu/Mint

There is no official repository for FrostWire bittorrent client on deb based system and we can instll it through deb file which can be easily downloaded from FrostWire website. This will sutiable for deb based system such as Debian, Ubuntu & mint, etc..,

$ sudo wget http://dl7.frostwire.com/frostwire/6.1.9/frostwire-6.1.9.all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i frostwire-6.1.9.all.deb

# If you got any error above for dependance, run the below command #
$ sudo apt-get install -f

2) FrostWire Installation to RPM based system

There is no official repository for FrostWire bittorrent client on rpm based system and we can instll it through rpm file which can be easily downloaded from FrostWire website. This will sutiable for rpm based system such as RHEL, Fedora, CentOS, etc..,

# Download FrostWire RPM file #
$ sudo wget http://dl9.frostwire.com/frostwire/6.1.9/frostwire-6.1.9.noarch.rpm

# Install FrostWire to RHEL/CentOS/Fedora #
$ sudo rpm -ivh frostwire-6.1.9.noarch.rpm

# Install FrostWire to openSUSE #
$ sudo zypper install frostwire-6.1.9.noarch.rpm

# Install FrostWire to Mageia #
$ sudo urpmi frostwire-6.1.9.noarch.rpm

3) FrostWire Installation via getdeb ppa

Alternatively we can install the FrostWire bittorrent client through getdeb ppa to Ubuntu & Mint systems.

$ wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install frostwire

After launching the FrostWire, it will show the below window “Setup Wizard” Welcome screen. Just hit Next Button.
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Choose the folder which you want to save the torrent file also choose the seed option, then hit Next Button.
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If you want to share the usage statistics to FrostWire, tick the box then hit Next Button.
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If you want to support FrostWire, you can like FrostWire via Facebook and Twitter, then hit Next Button.
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Accept license agreement, then hit Finish Button and wait a while to launch the FrostWire home page.
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It’s FrostWire home page, if you want to play songs via FrostWire you can directly search in online via FrostWire and start listing.
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For Downloading torrent files, just click File >> Download torrent >> you can copy from online or you can choose the torrent file from your system, then hit ok that’s it, it will start downloading.
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FrostWire Bittorrent Client Version checking.
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That’s it. Now, start Download whatever you want through FrostWire Bittorrent Client…cool…)

Prakash Subramanian

Prakash Subramanian is a Linux lover and has 3.5+ years of experience in linux server administration with major Linux distribution such as (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu). He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.

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