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Transmission 2.21

Transmission 2.20 was released a few days ago and today it was finally uploaded to the Transmission PPA (the version in the PPA is actually 2.21 which only fixes some compiling issues with 2.20). The new version comes with some very interesting features like remembering downloaded files when a drive is unplugged, better support for running a script when a torrent finishes downloading, shutdown transmission sessions via RPC and more.

Other changes include:
  • File re-verification is no longer needed in some situations
  • Improve support for running scripts when a torrent finishes downloading
  • Interface tweaks
  • Support ZIP and other compression formats in the blocklist downloader

A complete changelog can be found HERE.

To install Transmission 2.21 in Ubuntu (currently the PPA was only updated for Ubuntu Maverick and Natty, but packages for older Ubuntu versions will follow), run the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install transmission-gtk

When upgrading, you may encounter a problem about a file in some other package being overwritten by a file in transmission-common. Fix it using the following command (you may need to change the version in the filename to yours):
sudo dpkg -i --force-all /var/cache/apt/archives/transmission-common_2.21-0ubuntu1.10.10.1_all.deb