How to install Resilio Sync on Linux using packages

How to install Resilio Sync on Linux using packages

As one of the most powerful P2P data distribution app, Sync from Resilio can be installed on a Linux OS using multiple install methods.

Today we are going to show you how to install Sync “the Linux way” – using packages and a tool such as “yum” to download and install the package.

To install the official Linux packages, you need to go through several steps:

  • Add the Resilio repository to your repo list.
  • Add the PGP public key to the list of trusted keys.
  • Install the Sync package.

Installing on Debian OS (Debian, Ubuntu)

Create a file called /etc/apt/sources.list.d/resilio-sync.list with the following text to register Resilio repository:

deb resilio-sync non-free

Add a public key with the following command:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

For arm64 architecture

sudo dpkg --add-architecture armhf
sudo apt-get update

In /etc/apt/sources.list change the line to:

deb [arch=armhf]  to  resilio-sync/deb resilio-sync non-free

Install Resilio Sync

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install resilio-sync

For RPM-based Linux (Red Hat, CentOS)

Make file /etc/yum.repos.d/resilio-sync.repo with the following content to register the Resilio repository:

name=Resilio Sync $basearch

Add public key:

sudo rpm --import

Install Resilio Sync:

sudo yum install resilio-sync

Managing Resilio Sync


Enable sync service automatic startup as user rslsync:

sudo systemctl enable resilio-sync

Enable sync service as current user:

edit file /usr/lib/systemd/user/resilio-sync.service and change “” to “”.

Save the file then enable the service:

systemctl --user enable resilio-sync

Systemctl can be also run with the following arguments: start, stop, enable, disable, status

For example:

systemctl --user start resilio-sync

sysvinit, upstart

Run as rslsync user:

sudo service resilio-sync start 

Service can also be run with the following arguments: start, stop, restart

After successful migration and verifying that setup is preserved, you can remove btsync package:

For Debian-based Linux:

sudo apt-get purge btsync

For RPM-based Linux

Voila! Enjoy your Sync app from Resilio. Stay tuned for more useful info regarding Sync and other Linux apps.


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