HOW TO INSTALL FROSTWIRE APP (FROSTWIRE TORRENT CLIENT) IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A BEST BITTORRENT ALTERNATIVE FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install frostwire app (frostwire torrent client) in Ubuntu 16.04. Frostwire app is a open source torrent client application and a nice bittorrent alternative application used to download content like software, music, videos…etc from Internet. This is one of the best application as compared to other torrent client app and comes with more features.
Let’s have a look at Features of Frostwire app (frostwire torrent client) :
- Frostwire torrent client is a cross platform application comes for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
- It’s also available for Mobile operating system i.e. Android.
- During downloading any music & video files you can preview/play the file. This feature is not available in any other torrent client app.
- Search the contents directly in frostwire app that you want to download.
- Use frostwire in-build media Library to play music, create playlists..etc..
For more information on frostwire torrent client you can visit the official website.
Follow the below steps to install frostwire app (frostwire torrent client) in Ubuntu 16.04 – A Best bittorrent alternative for Linux
Before start the installation of frostwire app let’s update the Packages and Repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done
After updating the Packages & Repositories now we have to download the Frostwire torrent client package from official website. To download the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ wget http://dl.frostwire.com/frostwire/6.6.1/frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb # Download the Package --2018-01-03 00:22:59-- http://dl.frostwire.com/frostwire/6.6.1/frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb Resolving dl.frostwire.com (dl.frostwire.com)... 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, ... Connecting to dl.frostwire.com (dl.frostwire.com)|220.127.116.11|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 6647984 (6.3M) [application/x-debian-package] Saving to: ‘frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb’ frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb 100%[=====================================================================================>] 6.34M 607KB/s in 11s 2018-01-03 00:23:11 (566 KB/s) - ‘frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb’ saved [6647984/6647984]
As you can see below I have already downloaded the frostwire app (Bittorrent Alternative) .deb package. Refer the output below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ ls -l frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb # Downloaded Package -rw-rw-r-- 1 elinuxbook elinuxbook 6647984 Dec 5 20:59 frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb
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Now we are ready to install the Frostwire torrent client Package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb # Install Frostwire bittorrent alternative Package Selecting previously unselected package frostwire. (Reading database ... 174732 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack frostwire-6.6.1.all.deb ... Unpacking frostwire (6.6.1) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of frostwire: frostwire depends on openjdk-8-jre; however: Package openjdk-8-jre is not installed. frostwire depends on mplayer; however: Package mplayer is not installed. dpkg: error processing package frostwire (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Errors were encountered while processing: frostwire
As you can see above the Frostwire app is asking for some dependencies to complete the installation process. Hence use the below command to install all required dependencies.
As you can see above we have successfully installed the frostwire app (frostwire torrent client) with all required dependencies. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l frostwire # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii frostwire 6.6.1 all Open source file downloader and BitTorrent client
Now to open the application just type the command frostwire on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
After open the application for first time you will see the below screen in front of you. Just click on Next to continue.
Now set the installation path for Frostwire bittorrent alternative or use the default path and click on Next.
Click on Next to continue the configuration.
Click on Next.
Click on Finish to complete the Frostwire app configuration.
Frostwire torrent client application snap :
You can also open the Frostwire Bittorrent alternative application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot’s below.
Now to uninstall the Frostwire app use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r frostwire # Uninstall the Frostwire torrent client Package (Reading database ... 175414 files and directories currently installed.) Removing frostwire (6.6.1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
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