Install 64-bit upstream Vuze (aka azureus) on Ubuntu 9.04 April 28, 2009Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
Tags: amd64, azureus, GNU/Linux, Ubuntu, vuze
On 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.
2. Download and uncompress vuze.
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/”