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Transmission Daemon Documentation

Transmission-Daemon Installation Guide - Unix

Generic Instructions

Installation is platform and distribution specific. The general steps are:

  1. Download the Binary or Source packages for transmission-daemon
    On the Package Downloads page are the latest system specific install packages that should make installation simpler for the listed systems. See Downloads for all download information.
  2. Install the Binary Package or Build from Source
  3. Create a user for Transmission to run in (recommended: 'transmission')
  4. create a start/stop script for your platform (eg Scripts)
  5. Identify where the key configuration files are located (i.e. settings.json)
    Although the Transmission project has default locations, some distributions may relocate these files to comply with distribution specific guidelines. Distributions usually provide tools that can show where package files are installed.
  6. Edit the configuration file for your site requirements (download directories etc)

General Daemon Installation covers the above setup steps in more detail.
See also Transmission Configuration (based on Nexenta but of general use)

OS Specific Instructions

Specific daemon installation instructions have been provided for the following systems:

If you can give a clear description of the steps required for an undocumented platform, and provide a sample start/stop script, please open a ticket (set Component to Wiki).

Supported OS Versions

Transmission Daemon should be able to run on any Unix based platform.

The minimium recommended system specifications are:

  • 200 MHz CPU
  • 64 MB RAM

Transmission Daemon has been tested on:

  • Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
  • Linux (Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Pardus, Puppy, Slackware, Ubuntu)
  • BSD (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD)
  • Solaris 10

Transmission Daemon is also run on embedded devices including:

  • Networked Media Tank
  • ReadyNAS
  • Synology
  • WD MyBook
  • D-Link DNS-323 & CH3SNAS
  • IP Box 9000