mktorrent - simple command line utility to create BitTorrent metainfo files

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename mktorrent_1.1-1_amd64.deb
Package name mktorrent
Package version 1.1
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/net
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 12.55 KB
Installed size 46.00 KB
mktorrent is a text-based utility to create BitTorrent metainfo files
used by trackers and torrent clients. It can create metainfo files for
single files or complete directories in a fast way.
It supports:
- multiple trackers,
- embedding custom comments into torrent files,
- multi-threaded hashing.
It also supports setting the "private" flag, which advises the BitTorrent
agents to refrain from using alternative peer discovery mechanisms,
such as Distributed Hash Table (DHT), Local Peer Discovery (LPD),
or Peer Exchange.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mktorrent_1.1-1_i386.deb 1.1 i386 Ubuntu Universe
mktorrent - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libssl1.1 >= 1.1.0


Type URL
Binary Package mktorrent_1.1-1_amd64.deb
Source Package mktorrent

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mktorrent deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mktorrent




2018-08-22 - Paride Legovini <>
mktorrent (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
Closes: #852159, closes: #699485, closes: #765935.
* Set myself (Paride Legovini) as maintainer (Closes: #903256)
* Improved description (Closes: #699488). Thanks: Ivan Shmakov.
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.2.0. Changes:
- Priority: extra replaced by Priority: optional
* d/copyright converted to the DEP5 machine-readable format
* Bump compat level to 11 (no changes needed)
* Hardened build (hardening=+all)
* Mark package as Multi-Arch: foreign
* The project is gone, mktorrent is now hosted on GitHub.
- d/control: use the GitHub project page as Homepage
- d/watch: retrieve the upstream versions from GitHub (mode=git)
* d/control: added the Vcs- fields, packaging hosted on salsa
* Add d/gbp.conf (DEP14)
* gbp.conf: pristine-tar{,-commit} = True
2012-06-17 - Nico Golde <>
mktorrent (1.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix spelling in long description (Closes: #636637).
* Bump policy version, no changes required.
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
2009-11-16 - Nico Golde <>
mktorrent (1.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix typo in compile flags that broke large file support (Closes: #556423).
2009-11-06 - Nico Golde <>
mktorrent (1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Enable building with large file support.
2009-08-25 - Nico Golde <>
mktorrent (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #542839).

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