How-to install rtorrent on Ubuntu.
I am just learning about linux myself so bare with me but I have installed rtorrent several times before. Im gonna try and make this as simple as possible. You shouldn't have any problem doing this if you follow step by step. Copy and paste if ya want!
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential libsigc++-2.0-dev pkg-config comerr-dev libcurl3-openssl-dev libidn11-dev libkadm55 libkrb5-dev libssl-dev zlib1g-dev libncurses5 libncurses5-dev
tar -zxvf libtorrent-0.11.9.tar.gz
tar -zxvf rtorrent-0.7.9.tar.gz
If you get any 'access denied' errors just put sudo in front of the command.
Now all you need to do is put a rtorrent cfg file in your /home/name dir. You can grab a cfg file from HERE and edit to your liking.Also make sure you rename rtorrent.rc to .rtorrent.rc so rtorrent will see it. To open rtorrent just type rtorrent from terminal and happy torrenting!
You can find a rtorrent user guide with a list of commands HERE
If for some reason you get this error..."rtorrent: error while loading shared libraries: libtorrent.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" type... sudo ldconfig and it should be golden!