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Install 64-bit upstream Vuze (aka azureus) on Ubuntu 9.04 April 28, 2009

Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
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logo-azureusOn our 64-bit series, we continue today with Vuze. There is a slightly older version on the Ubuntu repositories, so if you just want a running vuze, you can be happy and stop reading.

However, if you prefer to use the upstream latest version (vuze has its own update mechanism) on Ubuntu 64-bit, this is what you can do:

1. Create a local directory for applications. I use ~/bin.

mkdir ~/bin

2. Download and uncompress vuze.
cd ~/bin
tar xvjf  Vuze_Installer.tar.bz2

(Alternatively you can use the Archive Manager and copy the vuze directory to bin in your home directory).

3. Download swt (SWT binary and source, Linux (x86_64/GTK 2)) for Linux 64-bit. Open it with the Archive Manager and copy swt.jar to ~/bin/vuze (~ is your Home Directory). (The download page is rather confusing, make sure you download swt and not eclipse).

4. Create a launcher for  vuze by right clicking on Applications and choosing “Edit Menus”. The command is “/home//bin/vuze/azureus %f” and the icon can be found in “/home//bin/vuze/”

That’s it.

Vuze 4.2


1. Thiago Antonius - May 30, 2009

Olá, eu já tinha instalado o flash 64 e o vuze, porém o vuze sempre fica perguntando sobre o flash player.

Você sabe como resolver isso?

obs: O flash está funcionando perfeitamente no firefox.

2. Shane Wealti - July 9, 2009

Thanks! Worked exactly as described. I wish running the 64-bit version of Ubuntu didn’t require so many workarounds like this.

3. Jacek - September 21, 2009


4. memi - February 10, 2010

thank you it works fine for fedora 12 as well

5. confused - December 11, 2010

I followed the directions that you have posted, but the same thing happens when I click on the azureus Nothing. I’ll click on the azureus icon and it blinks but thats all it dose

6. sammy - March 19, 2012

please am no understanding all of this processes…. simply how do i install vuze on my win7 64-bit system….

7. william - January 6, 2013

yeah im having the same problem this new vuze is not working the same as my old one, and i know that its missing one of the torrents.

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