How to install FrostWire 5.7.7 on Debian 8.3

How to install FrostWire 5.7.7 on Debian 8.3

FrostWire is a free, open-source, BitTorrent application, running on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It connects to many different torrent search engines as well as Youtube and SoundCloud. This tutorial will explain on how to install Frostwire 5.7.7 on Debian 8.3. 


Installation procedure

To start the installation procedure, first open the sources.list file using the nano command. 

root@linuxhelp:~# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

The sources.list is opened. Now add these lines at end of the file. Save and exit from the file. 

deb stable main contrib non-free
deb jessie main

Next execute the command to update the apt sources-list in the target system. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update
Get:1 jessie-updates InRelease [145 kB]
Ign jessie InRelease                                    
Get:2 jessie Release.gpg [2,373 B]                      
Ign stable InRelease                               
Get:3 jessie Release [148 kB]
Get:4 jessie-updates/main Sources [15.5 kB]
Get:5 jessie-updates/contrib Sources [32 B]         
Get:6 jessie-updates/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex [7,900 B]
Get:7 jessie-updates/contrib amd64 Packages [32 B]
Get:8 jessie-updates/contrib Translation-en [14 B]
Get:9 jessie-updates/main Translation-en/DiffIndex [2,704 B]  
Get:10 stable Release.gpg [2,373 B]               
Get:11 jessie-updates/main amd64 2017-03-14-2025.02.pdiff [526 B]
Get:12 jessie-updates/main amd64 2017-04-15-2027.16.pdiff [528 B]
Get:13 jessie-updates/main amd64 2017-04-15-2027.16.pdiff [528 B]
Get:14 stable Release [148 kB]
Fetched 23.4 MB in 4min 51s (80.5 kB/s)                                                       
Reading package lists... Done

After updating the apt sources-list then install the gdebi package using the apt-get install command. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install gdebi
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  autopoint binutils diffstat gettext gir1.2-vte-2.90 gksu hardening-includes intltool-debian
  libapt-pkg-perl libarchive-zip-perl libasprintf-dev libclone-perl libdigest-hmac-perl
  libdpkg-perl libemail-valid-perl libfile-fcntllock-perl libgettextpo-dev libgettextpo0
  libgksu2-0 libio-pty-perl libio-socket-inet6-perl libipc-run-perl liblist-moreutils-perl
  libnet-dns-perl libnet-domain-tld-perl libnet-ip-perl libperl5.20 libperlio-gzip-perl
  libsocket6-perl libtext-levenshtein-perl lintian make patchutils perl perl-base perl-modules
  sudo t1utils
Suggested packages:
  binutils-doc gettext-doc debian-keyring gcc c-compiler binutils-multiarch dpkg-dev
  libyaml-perl make-doc perl-doc libterm-readline-gnu-perl libterm-readline-perl-perl
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18+deb8u2) ...
Processing triggers for systemd (215-17+deb8u3) ...

Run the wget command to download the frostwire deb package and press enter to continue with the installation. 

root@linuxhelp:~# wget
--2017-04-17 08:05:20--
Resolving (,,, ...
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5417194 (5.2M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘frostwire-5.7.7.all.deb’
frostwire-5.7.7.all.deb 100%[=================================>]   5.17M   195KB/s   in 23s   
2017-04-17 08:05:44 (230 KB/s) - ‘frostwire-5.7.7.all.deb’ saved [5417194/5417194]

After downloading the frostwire deb package, next execute the command to install the frostwire deb package using gdebi command

root@linuxhelp:~# gdebi frostwire-5.7.7.all.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Building data structures... Done
Building data structures... Done
Requires the installation of the following packages: libbs2b0 libpostproc52 mplayer2
Truly Free and Open Source Peer to Peer client
 for the Bittorrent Network. Its core is based on
 Vuze, which needs the OpenJDK Java Runtime Environment
 (minimum version tested is OpenJDK JRE 1.7+)
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58) ...

Once the package has been installed click the activities window and type the frostwire package name in the search bar and run the application. frostwire

Wasn't that an easy installation procedure? Frostwire application unlike the other BitTorrent clients presents the results within the application and not in the web browser. 

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