Install Vuze(Azureus) Bittorent client on Linux 64 bit

About Vuze:-
Vuze is torrent p2p client which helps you to download files across various torrents present world wide. Obviously there are other clients like bittorrent and more but Vuze is one of the best choice for Linux and also because i never faced any problem with it.

So here are the steps how i installed vuze on my CentOS 5.3 which is a 64 bit OS:-
Note:- You must have Java Runtime Environment installed already before installing Vuze.

1. Download the vuze software by visiting here. Choose Linux AMD64 as shown in screen

2. Save it on Desktop or were ever you like.

3. If you are not Login as  root check for appropriate permissions.

4. Move to location were your software is initially installed i.e. Desktop in my case. terminal and type following command

# cd /root/Desktop
# ls

you will see here a file as: "Vuze_4.2.0.8_linux-x86_64.tar.bz2"

6. To run this .tar.bz2 file use the following command:-

 # tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2
in this case it is
# tar -jxvf Vuze_4.2.0.8_linux-x86_64.tar.bz2

7.You will see files like:


8. Now use following command:

# cd Vuze

9. Once you are in type following command:

# ls
output of this would be like

azureus       ChangeLog.txt  installer.log  README.txt  TOS.txt        vuze
Azureus2.jar  GPL.txt        plugins        swt.jar     updateAzureus  vuze.png

10. Now it is simple you just need to execute azureus file as

# ./azureus
what you will see now would be like

Starting Azureus...
Java is GCJ.. looking for Sun Java..
Java exec not found in PATH, starting auto-search...
Java exec found in  /usr/java/latest/bin/
Suitable java version found  [/usr/java/latest/bin/java = 1.6.0_16]
Configuring environment...
find: /root/.azureus/plugins: No such file or directory
Browser check failed with: InvocationTargetException, No more handles [Unknown Mozilla path (MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME not set)]
Auto-scanning for GRE/XULRunner.  You can skip this by appending the GRE path to LD_LIBRARY_PATH and setting MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME.
  checking /etc/gre.d/gre64.conf for GRE_PATH
GRE found at /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.
setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH to: /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9
setting MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME to: /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9
Loading Azureus:
/usr/java/latest/bin/java -Xmx128m -cp "./Azureus2.jar:./swt.jar" -Djava.library.path="/root/Desktop/vuze" -Dazureus.install.path="/root/Desktop/vuze" -Dazureus.script="./azureus" -Dazureus.script.version=2 org.gudy.azureus2.ui.swt.Main
file:/root/Desktop/vuze/Azureus2.jar ; file:/root/Desktop/vuze/swt.jar ; file:/root/Desktop/vuze/
changeLocale: *Default Language* != English (United States). Searching without country..
changeLocale: Searching for language English in *any* country..
changeLocale: no message properties for Locale 'English (United States)' (en_US), using 'English (default)'
UIFunctions/ImageLoad took 32ms
new shell took 180ms
new shell setup took 38ms
skinlisteners init took 30ms
skin init took 83ms
MainMenu init took 166ms
createWindow init took 0ms
skin layout took 33ms
pre skin widgets init took 0ms
hooks init took 0ms
WARNING: already added UIUpdatable
skin widgets (1/2) init took 201ms
skin widgets init took 111ms
pre SWTInstance init took 0ms
Init Core Columns took 68ms
SWTInstance init took 0ms
shell.layout took 0ms
---------SHOWN AT 1254240341193;1179ms
---------DONE DISPATCH AT 1254240342228;2214ms
---------READY AT 1254240342265;2251ms took 1072ms
processStartupDMS took 0ms
vuzeactivities init took 0ms
Locale Initializing took 39ms
11498:    Core: 100ms for activity between 'Initializing Global Torrent Manager' and 'Loading Plugin: azupnpav'
11530:    Core: 59ms for activity between 'Loading Plugin: azupnpav' and 'Loading Plugin: azplugins'
11575:    Core: 16ms for activity between 'Loading Plugin: azupdater' and 'Loading Plugin: Start/Stop Rules'
11737:    Core: 96ms for activity between 'Loading Plugin: Buddy' and 'Initializing Plugin: Tracker Static Pages'
11737:    Core: 96ms for activity between 'Loading Plugin: Buddy' and 'Initializing Plugin: UPnP Media Server'
11769:    Core: 40ms for activity between 'Initializing Plugin: UPnP Media Server' and 'Initializing Plugin: Rating'
11802:    Core: 32ms for activity between 'Initializing Plugin: Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)' and 'Initializing Plugin: Distributed DB'
11899:    Core: 67ms for activity between 'Initializing Plugin: Friends' and 'Loading Plugin: azupnpav'
DEBUG::Tue Sep 29 21:50:43 NPT 2009::com.aelitis.azureus.core.impl.AzureusCoreImpl::start::1092:
  Core Start Complete
Core Initializing took 783ms

11. And what now your Vuze is ready to start go and download something and dont forget to remove vuze download file from desktop if you dont want the software to consume your extra disk.

12. Now in Linux you cannot provoke vuze by simply clicking .torrent file, when you do so it will ask you what program to use. So instead i use following procedure. Go to directory where your Azureus files are located and run vuze by using

# ./vuze

once vuze is opened, select file< open


  • Click on Add Url 
  • Enter the Url of torrent file
  • Set the Path were you want to download the file default it is /root/Azureus Downloads.
  • click ok 
  • Thats it your file is now being downloaded
If you still face any issues feel free to pose comment below.


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