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Setting up and configuring the Deluge 1.3 web interface on a headless server

This is a continuation of my previous article which goes through setting up and configuring the Deluge daemon. In my example I use Arch Linux. You may have another distribution and the commands to install the software will differ. Arch Linux separates the web interface out in a package. Your distribution may or may not. Most do however leave the Deluge web component out. See beneath for details for Debian, Ubuntu & Fedora.

We want to set up the very slick web interface. See beneath for the screenshot.

In addition to the software we already installed there’s more to go to get the web interface working. These are not installed by default so to do so, simply run the following.

Arch Linux

# pacman -S deluge


# apt-get install deluge-webui


# yum install deluge-web

Install dependencies for deluge-web.

# pacman -S python-mako

This will also install the following dependencies

Targets (3): python-markupsafe-0.9.2-1 python-beaker-1.5.4-1 python-mako-0.3.4-3

Start the Deluge web client.

# /etc/rc.d/deluge-web start

Connect to the web client using your browser.

http://server name or IP:8112

NB: You will not be able to do the initial configuration using Google Chrome. But you can use the interface in general with Google Chrome.

Configure the password.

You can now monitor Deluge as you prefer using a web interface. If it’s set up properly you can access this from anywhere.

// CrashMAG

Setting up Deluge 1.3 on a headless server with Autoadd and Labels.

Deluge has finally joined the ranks of the torrent clients able to run in an easy and efficient way on a headless box. They’ve now included the Autoadd plugin so that you can dump .torrent files into the specified directories and have Deluge add them and label them.

In other words Deluge now handles multiple trackers very well and allows you to effectively organize your downloads.

It’s worth mentioning that the client actually allow you to sort on trackers either way. With favicons even.

In my example I will make use of Arch Linux. The method will in principal be the same on any distribution. Keep in mind that the biggest difference will be if your distribution has included scripts to start the daemons. Arch Linux has.

There are primarily 2 methods that you want to make use of to remote control the Deluge daemon. Either the I’ll use the Deluge GUI client in my example. As the autoadd and labels plugins wont be possible to configure using the web client.

  1. The Deluge GUI client.
  2. The Deluge Web interface.

From here on I’ll provide step-by-step instructions of how to get Deluge installed, running as a daemon and configured to autoadd torrents.

Installing Deluge

# pacman -S deluge

This will install the following dependencies on a clean box:

Targets (12): python-2.6.5-3 pyxdg-0.19.-1 setuptools-0.6.c11-2 boost-libs-1.43.0-1 libtorrent-rasterbar-0.15.2-1 pycrypto-2.1.0-1 zope-interface-3.5.3-1 twisted-10.0.0.-1 pyopenssl-0.10-2 xdg-utils- python-chardet-2.0.1-1 deluge-1.3.0-1

Starting the daemon and defining the user which it will run under

# nano /etc/conf.d/deluged

Edit the


and change it to your own.
Start the daemon.

# /etc/rc.d/deluged start

Enable remote connections so you can administer the installation

$ deluge-console
$ config -s allow_remote True

We now need to add the user information for authentication
Edit ~/.config/deluge/auth for the user you’re running the Deluge daemon as.
Add the following on a new line after the “localhost…” entry.



# /etc/rc.d/deluged restart

Now lets connect. Start your Deluge client and enter in your server information in the add host dialogue.
NB: You need to enter Preferences -> Interface and disable the “Classic Mode” to be able to access the connection manager

Once done open up “Preferences” and go to the plugins section. And select them as follows.

Now navigate to the Autoadd section and configure it according to your needs.

You repeat the last step for every tracker and/or type of torrents you want. And I must say, this setup is working very well for me.

Further information can be found at http://dev.deluge-torrent.org/wiki/UserGuide/ThinClient

// CrashMAG