I often use Transmission as my torrent client on my MacBook, so I tried to install it on my VPS. Downloading torrents on your VPS have many benefits. You will be seeding from your VPS instead of your home computer, so your home internet connection will not be slowed. You will also be able to start the torrent on the VPS at night, and download it in the morning. Anyways, here’s the direction to install Transmission on CentOS.
Install the Necessary Packages
Building Transmission requires the following packages, so you will need to download it from the yum repository.
yum install gcc curl curl-devel libevent libevent-devel intltool gettext openssl-devel
Download and Extract Transmission
The latest version of Transmission as of writing is 2.03. You can always grab the link to the latest version on Transmission’s download page. Note that the file name of the latest version may differ.
Extract the package now:
tar -xvf transmission-2.03.tar.bz2
To begin the installation, go inside the Transmission folder:
Here’s the fun part. You’re going to run the configure script and make! Afterwards, you’ll just run make install and you’ll be done!
./configure -q && make -s make install
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Transmission! Now, run the following command to view Transmission’s help guide:
I prefer Transmission over the variety of torrent clients, since Transmission uses much less memory and CPU that many others, and has a simple installation process. In a few days, I will go over the process of setting up Transmission’s web interface.
Update: See post Setting Up Transmission’s Web Interface.